Wednesday 11th May 2022
For a while today US shares were pushing higher, with tech stocks leading the way. Then, as market close neared, prices started to fall and gains were effectively halved. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says he is sceptical about hopes of a rebound, because the headwinds remain, particularly continued lockdowns in China, which will have a lag impact on the rest of the economy. How much of that lag will be reflected in US CPI later today? Meanwhile, the NAB business survey shows Australia is faring rather better than most of the world, right now.