Inflation

US Inflation Hits 40-Year High

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The result heaps further pressure on the Fed to move up the schedule of its rate normalization.

Agricultural Commodity Prices Surge through 2021

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Weather, supply chain shortages, and geopolitics are combining to drive up prices for major agricultural exports around the world.

Emerging Markets Hike Rates to Get Ahead of Inflation

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Though central banks have approached the problem with different levels of urgency.

Global Forecast (10-18-2021)

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China’s growth slowdown, a new ‘Sputnik moment,’ and global stagnation fears amid higher energy prices.

SNAPSHOT: Inflation Week in Review

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Reviewing noteworthy data releases from a big week in inflation indicators around the world.

Brazil Inflation Maintains Momentum through July

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Inflation persists in Brazil despite extremely proactive efforts by the central bank to keep prices in check.

ECB Sets New Inflation Target in Rare Strategy Overhaul

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Either the target or the loose monetary policy had to go. In the end it was the target.

Canada CPI Inflation Hits 10-Year High

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May CPI numbers are making it harder to discount inflation as COVID-related economic distortion.

SNAPSHOT: US Inflation Sustains Momentum through May

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Signs of a fall-off were scant in May inflation numbers for the United States.

Euro Zone Inflation Surprises ahead of Key ECB Meeting

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Is recent inflation temporary or not? This is what ECB governors will grapple with when they meet in Frankfurt next week.

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