Wednesday 20th July 2022
Markets are preparing for a big rate rise by the ECB tomorrow. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says they are hiking when the expectation is that the Nordstream pipeline won’t fully reopen for some time, if at all. “No energy means no growth”, he says, with the likelihood that Europe is heading for a major recession. Is the central bank prepared for that? Politically, can Europe cope with it all? Also today, we look at what the Bank of England’s Andrew Bailey had to say about UK rate expectations, ahead of inflation numbers later today. Plus, is the RBA preparing the market for a 0.75bps hike? And those flicking the off switch on Netflix – not as bad as expected.