ECB said in its monthly economic bulletin that more recent information “points to a stabilisation in global growth”. In particular, survey-based data like PMI point to a “moderate recovery in manufacturing output growth and some moderation in services output growth”. Nevertheless, global recovery is projected to be “shallow”, reflecting moderation of growth in advanced economies and sluggishness in some emerging markets.
For Eurozone, however, ongoing weakness of international trade continues to weigh on manufacturing sector and is dampening investment growth. Survey-based data, while remaining weak overall, point to some stabilization of slowdown too.
Measures of underlying inflation in Eurozone “generally remained muted”. ECB added, that “market-based indicators of longer-term inflation expectations have remained at very low levels, while survey-based expectations also stand at historical lows.