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Short and Sharp: The twisted relationship between central banks and inflation



Investors currently face the challenge of the Federal Reserve’s belief that monetary policy needs to be tightened, despite missing inflationary pressures. This is not just a U.S. phenomenon, it’s a global one. In the euro-area, core inflation remains stubbornly low, yet the European Central…

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Short and Sharp – The Federal Reserve and a tale of two markets



Markets weren’t surprised. The Federal Reserve (Fed) had clearly telegraphed their decision to raise policy rates last week. But what was less expected was the Fed’s signal about future policy: another rate hike is likely this year, three more next year, plus the Fed will begin reducing the…

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