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Inflation – mixed signals and opinions ahead of US CPI

Thursday 10th June 2021

Bond yields have fallen further overnight, in some cases to levels not seen for several months. NAB’s Tapas Strickland says it could be market positioning, although it could also be related to growing acceptance that any inflation that occurs is transitory. That’s not how the Bank of England’s Andy Haldane sees it though, and China’s PPI numbers shows supply costs are rising. Yet the RBA’s Christophe Kent sees any significant rise in inflation, temporary or otherwise, as being some way off for Australia. This mix of views on where inflation is heading globally will be fuelled further by the latest US CPI number out later today. Plus, what to expect from the ECB.

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