Tuesday 9th February 2021
Janet Yellen shrugged off concerns about the Biden stimulus package unleashing inflation on the US economy. As NAB’s Tapas Strickland discusses on today’s podcast, it continues to be the stumbling block for the deal and inflation talk has influenced markets for another day. As an interesting aside, Elon Musk has announced Tela will buy $1.5 billion in Bitcoin, and will accept Bitcoin payments for cars in the future. Vaccines continue to be rolled out at speed in the US and the UK, and theirs is positive evidence from Israel that its working, although doubts remain about the efficacy of the Astra Zeneca vaccine against the South African strain. And WA is the envy of the world, heading to an election next month with a budget surplus!