Wednesday 1st June 2022
The EU has agreed to an immediate ban on oil exported by sea from Russia, with a further ban on EU and UK insurance of Russian vessels exporting oil elsewhere. On today’s podcast NAB’s Taylor Nugent discusses the tightening of restrictions and the impact on commodity prices and Europe’s rising inflation numbers – which exceeded expectations overnight. Meanwhile, a meeting between Biden and Powell today, representing two supposedly independent entities, demonstrates the dichotomy between controlling inflation and avoiding economic hardship. Today’s Australian GDP numbers will demonstrate how we have it better than most with 0.7% growth expected QoQ – although that figure would have been higher without a higher negative trade balance.