Econoday’s economists look at the week’s important economic events.
UP 271: U.S. eyes September payrolls as the UK digests economic policy chaos
Friday’s U.S. employment report dominates this week’s economic data calendar but it’s been the disastrous U-turn in UK government fiscal policy and the subsequent enforced deferral of the BoE’s QT plans that’s left many investors really rattled. Terry Sheehan and Jeremy Hawkins discuss what’s going on.
UP 270: Central bank round-up: What they did and what it means
Supported by aggressive rhetoric, this week’s raft of official interest rate hikes means that many central banks are still firmly in tightening mode. And that’s adding to recession risks and posing increasing problems for those monetary authorities reluctant or unable to follow suit.
UP 269: The energy price shock is forcing a fiscal response
The impact of surging energy prices on monetary policy has been apparent for some while now but as the cost-of-living crisis intensifies, the real economy fallout is increasingly forcing governments to intervene with fiscal help. The team discuss the global picture.
UP 268: Recession won’t stop rates rising
If there was one overriding message from last week’s Jackson Hole symposium it was that central banks have had enough of overshooting inflation. And from current elevated levels, that means further, almost certainly aggressive, monetary tightening that can only increase the likelihood of recession.
UP 267: Whatever happened to forward guidance?
In recent weeks a number of central banks have modified, or even completely jettisoned, their forward guidance on interest rates. While sensibly allowing monetary policy to be more nimble, the changes also reflect increasing uncertainty about the economic outlook. The team analyse the latest developments.
UP 266: Global update: From inflation to recession?
Inflation is still far too high pretty well everywhere and, in some countries, still rising. However, as the real economy data disappoint, recession talk is getting notably louder. And if recession is just around the corner, it may be that the peak to inflation and interest rates is closer than many suppose.