Thursday 21st October 2021
Equities are rising to new highs as risk sentiment improves on the back of strong earnings results in the US, even though inflation remains an ever-present concern. NAB’s David de Garis says the Fed’s Beige Book, out this morning, highlights how many companies are convinced they can pass on their increased costs, with consumers paying through increased wages. If that’s the case has Jerome Powell been right all along, that inflation is transitory? It remains the subject of intense debate. The head of the Bundesbank has announced his resignation, citing personal reasons, but could it also be his objection to ECB’s delay in tackling inflation? And could the Bank of England’s plans by stymied as COVID infection rates start to rise again, quite significantly.