Econoday’s economists look at the week’s important economic events.
UP 281: Looking for the turn in interest rates
Financial markets are increasingly anticipating interest rate cuts in 2024 despite many central banks sounding much more cautious. The Econoday team looks at what the economic data suggest will happen
UP 280: Bank of Japan: More of a tweak than a twist
In the face of extreme monetary tightening abroad, speculation was rife that the BoJ might finally be forced to follow suit yesterday. In practice, such talk proved overly aggressive. Max Sato and Jeremy Hawkins discuss what actually happened and what it means.
UP 279:The fallout from higher-for-longer
It took a while, but investors now seem to accept that many central banks will be keeping key interest rates at high levels for longer than originally expected. And with that, comes increased downside risk to financial markets and economic growth. The Econoday team discuss the potential fallout.
UP 278: Central bank wrap and a word on oil
After the recent round of central bank announcements, hopes are building that many tightening cycles may finally be nearing an end. However, with prices up around 30 percent since last June, the oil market could yet mean some unwelcome upside surprises in future inflation reports
UP 276: Central banks are doing their own thing
Over the last couple of days, we’ve seen key interest rates hiked in the Eurozone, left on hold in the U.S. and cut in China. All of which means that the global economic outlook is as complicated as ever. The Econoday team pull it all together.
UP 275: Is central bank policy working?
Taken together with the latest raft of central bank announcements, the recent deluge of real economy and inflation updates has given investors plenty to chew on. Here’s Econoday’s take on what it all means for the global economic outlook and financial markets