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Bank Of Japan Yen Notes And Coins

BOJ Policy Decision

Bank of Japan Keeps Rates Low The BOJ sees domestic demand as weak and wage growth is behind inflation, the the BOJ still thinks stimulus is needed probably until the second half next year. The focus of Governor Ueda will…

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Bank Of England One Pound Note

BOE Falling Inflation and Rate Forecast

Downside Surprise on CPI Inflation Data The consensus forecast was for 7.0% for the CPI (Consumer Price Index) for the UK.  However, inflation unexpectedly fell from 6.8% to 6.7%.  It was previously at 7.4%. This was mainly a result of…

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Oil Pipelines And Rigs In Desert

Oil Prices and Inflation

How do oil prices factor into inflation? Oil prices play a significant role in the global economy, with its impact reaching far beyond the energy sector. Fluctuations in oil prices can have a profound effect on inflation rates, influencing consumer…

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ECB September Rate Forecast

ECB Expected to Raise Rates Our view is with the market, with a majority (66%) in this case that sees the ECB raising rates.  Economists are split evenly on this.   After 9 consecutive rate hikes, rates have gone up and…

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Federal Reserve System And Bank Of England Emblems

Monetary Policy Outlook

Short-term Divergence in Monetary Policy Expected The US economy is currently the best positioned of the major economies.   In contrast, Europe has the Ukraine-Russian war plus week demand in China.  Unlike other areas, European data on inflation is mixed puts…

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August CPI Forecast

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most important economic indicators used to measure inflation. It provides valuable insights into the changes in prices of goods and services over a period of time. The CPI is released monthly…

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Bank Of Japan Notes And Coins

BOJ Signals Flexibility on Yield Curve Control

Bank of Japan Moves Closer to Normalization with Loosening of Yield Curve Control What is Yield Curve Control The central bank basically buys Japanese government bonds whenever the 10-year yields risk going beyond the 0.5% allowable range or below zero. …

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ECB Outlook

ECB Battles Lingering Inflation with Hold or Hike says Lagarde ECB President Lagarde states that rates will not decrease but with either hold or hike to battle stubborn inflation.  The mandate of the ECB is price stability.  Facing tight job…

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FED Outlook

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Jerome Powell FMOC Raises Rates by 0.25 The Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell lifted interest rates by 0.25 moving the federal funds rate to 5.5% from 5.25%.  This was widely anticipated…

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