NAB – The Morning Call · Powell asks for support, Debelle hints at easing, NAB revises rates forecasts
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Powell asks for support, Debelle hints at easing, NAB revises rates forecasts

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

In the US Jerome Powell spelt out very clearly in his testimony before Congress that more fiscal stimulus was needed and had been assumed by many board members in their policy predictions. Meanwhile, in Australia Guy Debelle has hinted that more monetary easing might be round the corner. Tapas Strickland says NAB has revised its rates forecast and explains some of the reasoning behind it. It’s been a bad day for the pound, as infections rise further and more restrictions are imposed on the public. A swag of PMIs are out today for Europe and the US, which will give a clearer idea of how each economy is traversing the economic impacts of the pandemic.

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