banner langganan top
  • LQ45939,71   9,67   1.04%
  • EMAS1.130.000 1,35%
  • RD.SAHAM 0.05%
  • RD.CAMPURAN 0.03%

Euro Zone Q3 GDP Shrinks

Selasa, 14 November 2023 / 17:59 WIB
Euro Zone Q3 GDP Shrinks
ILUSTRASI. The euro logo sculpture stands in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt in this October 26, 2014 file photo. The European Central Bank cut interest rates on Thursday to boost the euro zone economy, surprising financial markets by dropping its main refinancing rate to zero from 0.05 percent. It also expanded its quantitative easing asset-buying programme to 80 billion euros a month from 60 billion euros and cut its deposit rate to -0.4 percent from -0.3 percent, charging banks more to keep their money with the ECB. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files

Reporter: Syamsul Ashar | Editor: Syamsul Azhar

KONTAN.CO.ID - BRUSSELS - The eurozone economy contracted marginally quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter, a new estimate confirmed on Tuesday underlining expectations of a technical recession if the fourth quarter turns out equally weak, but employment still rose.

The European Union's statistics office Eurostat confirmed its estimate from Oct 31 that gross domestic product in the 20 countries sharing the euro fell 0.1% quarter-on-quarter in the July-September period for a 0.1% year-on-year rise.

European Central Bank vice president Luis de Guindos said last week the eurozone economy was likely to contract slightly or at best stagnate in the fourth quarter after business activity data for October showed a further weakening of demand in the dominant services industry.

Baca Juga: Euro Zone Factory Activity Stuck in Steep Downturn in Sept - PMI

But contrary to the usual trend when the economy weakens, employment in the eurozone rose 0.3% quarter-on-quarter in the same period, for a 1.4% year-on-year increase.

Eurostat data showed 0.1% quarterly economic growth in France, 0.3% in Spain, and 0.5% in Belgium, but that failed to offset a 0.1% quarterly slump in Germany, no growth in Italy, and contractions in Austria, Portugal, Ireland, Estonia and Lithuania.

The growth slump is caused by strong headwinds from high inflation and record high interest rates as well as the slowly tightening fiscal policy.

As inflation dropped sharply in October, the ECB left interest rates unchanged at its meeting on Oct. 26, ending an unprecedented streak of 10 consecutive rate hikes.

De Guindos said that given the current high uncertainty, the institution would continue to follow a data-dependent approach regarding its future monetary policy.

Selanjutnya: Begini Dampak Pelemahan Harga Batubara Terhadap Kinerja IMC Pelita Logistik (PSSI)

Menarik Dibaca: Yuk Manfaaatkan Kesempatan Terakhir Promo Ulang Tahun Ace Hardware

Cek Berita dan Artikel yang lain di Google News

Kontan Academy
Negotiation For Everyone Supply Chain Management on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)