Monday 13th September 2021
Talks between Biden and Xi on Friday added to market concerns. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says it was the realisation of how long it would take to resolve issues, if ever. A US investigation into Chinese state subsidies also added to the malaise. On top of that, inflation (driven by supply constraints) and the speed of economy recovery remain two other major concerns. On the price side, US PMIs were higher than expected on Friday, whilst UK GDP growth was slower than expected in July. Rodrigo says there are so many factors making the data very noisy. But if the caution is lifting the US dollar at the expense of the Aussie, is there anything that will change that in the near term?