Thursday 23rd September 2021
As expected, the Fed didn’t give a specific date for the start of tapering, but suggested it should all be done by the middle of next year. NAB’s David de Garis says the bank has also moved forward its expectations for rate rises, with the board split on a rise as soon as next year. The Norges Bank is well ahead of them tonight, likely to be the first G20 central bank to lift rates since the pandemic started. The Bank of England meets today too, and inflation concerns will be front and centre, particularly with the crisis in fuel prices. Meanwhile markets were buoyed by the news that Evergrande will pay bondholders, so that can has been kicked down the road for now. Oil has risen as inventors in the US fell faster than expected. And lots of PMI reads today.