Friday 9th April 2021
Australia has become the latest nation to express concern about the use of the Astra Zeneca vaccines on young people, except here young is anyone under 50. N AB’s Tapas Strickland says it’s unlikely to slow down the speed of the vaccine rollout, but it could have consequences in Europe. Jerome Powell offered little new when he spoke on an IMF panel overnight, talking down the prospect of sustainable inflation. But the ANZ business survey for New Zealand showed rising inflation expectations. Phil Dobbie asks, what does the RBNZ do if inflation is maintained above its target rate, whilst the rest of the world doesn’t? And CPI numbers of China will be worth looking out for later today.