Tuesday 7th June 2022
There’s been lots of action on the markets overnight, with rates pushing higher and, for most of the session, equities on the rise too. NAB’s Tapas Strickland says reopening news from China has helped push equities higher, but the prospect of rate hikes has seen that optimism diminish as the session neared the close. In currencies, the pound was the best performer in the G10, rising on the news of a leadership challenge for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He won the challenge and the pound started drifting down again, but there’s no guarantee he’ll stay in his job for long. The RBA is the main focus today, with NAB expecting a 25 basis point rise. There’s less urgency and, with more meetings, greater flexibility than with other central banks.