NAB – The Morning Call · Dangerous Powell, markets run for cover

Dangerous Powell, markets run for cover

Wednesday 29th September 2021

It seems like it was a fairly heated Senate Banking Committee meeting in the US overnight. Flags were raised about whether Jerome Powell will win another term as Governor of the Fed, given the background of yesterday’s resignations and with one Democrat Senator overnight calling him ‘dangerous’. The US debt ceiling is also causing concern, with it being used as a bargaining chip for the moderation of Biden’s spending plans. NAB’s Tapas Strickland says we have been here before so the market is not overly concerned about the lack of progress, just yet. We also discuss how the Fed are likely to push ahead with tapering even if employment doesn’t pick up, how China’s growth this year is likely to be hit by rolling power outages, signs that Australia will bounce back quickly out of lockdown and the future for Evergrande.

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