Friday 15th October 2021
Markets have taken a more positive outlook overnight, with sharp rises in equities in the US and Europe. NAB’s Gavin Friend says it’s been helped by falling bond yields, showing that there’s less immediate concern about rising inflation. That doesn’t mean the problem has gone away, but company earning results in the US have been positive, and there will be some solace in the fact that the growth in producer prices (PPI) seem to have stalled, albeit at very high levels. On today’s podcast we look at inflation in China (where PPI growth persists), the commodity and supply chain sagas, US jobless claims and yesterday’s employment data from Australia. Today US retail numbers are the data to watch for.