USA: Fed Funds – Rate hike probabilities
We’ve added data on the probability of a Fed Funds rate hike. These probabilities are based on Fed Funds futures contract prices. Below we use a bar chart to present the probability of a rate hike for each of the next 8 FOMC meetings.
Real estate indicators from the Australian Housing Industry Association have been added. In the chart below, we compare the Affordability Index for various cities.
The HIA Affordability Index is designed so that a result of exactly 100 means that 30 percent of earnings are absorbed by mortgage repayments. This is because a repayment burden of 30 percent or lower is regarded as being manageable. Higher results signify more favorable affordability. Those above 100 signify that mortgage repayments account for less than 30 percent of gross earnings, whereas scores below the 100 mark mean that more than 30 percent of average earnings are absorbed by mortgage repayments.
We have expanded our coverage on Foreign Trade for Egypt. Exports, Imports and Trade Balance are now available per commodity. In the chart below, we are looking at the structure of exports and imports in 2015, as a proportion of the total.
For the Czech Republic, we’ve added data on Loans granted in Euros per commercial bank. In the chart below, we look at loans granted to residents in comparison to non-residents.
Data additions by country/region
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Commercial Banks Wealth Management Products Return Values & Rates
CSRC Securities Market Capital Raised
Net Overseas Direct Investment to ASEAN Countries
Possession of Civil Vehicles & Number of Drivers
Treasury & Sovereign Bonds
Trusts Wealth Management Products
Gross Fixed Capital Formation & Fixed Assets by Asset Type (ESA 2010)
Long-Term Unemployment (12 Months or More) as a Percentage of the Total Unemployment by Sex & Age
Part-Time Employment & Temporary Contracts
Quarterly Turnover in Services
Supplementary Indicators to Unemployment
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