NAB – The Morning Call · A speedy taper and European tantrums

A speedy US taper and Europe’s lockdown tantrums

Monday 22nd November 2021

The divide between the US and Europe became more pronounced at the end of last week, as NAB’s Rodrigo Catril explains on today’s Morning Call. On the one side of the Atlantic there are increasing infections, more lockdowns and, in Austria, mandatory vaccines, with a central bank pushing the line that tightening will only damage the recovery. On the other side, central bankers are talking up the need for faster tapering, presumably so they can move to raise rates sooner. But hardly anyone is moving as fast as New Zealand, with the RBNZ certain to lift rates this week, but by how much?

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