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Getting over an inflation shock

Read about global markets and trends in this monthly Investment Outlook.

Published on 06 Oct 20231 minute read

This monthly commentary gives a roundup of global markets and trends.

In this edition:

  • Concerns that inflation may revive are weighing on financial markets, with government bond yields at their highest since 2007
  • Higher oil prices are adding to overheating worries. Oil prices have been a major factor in previous inflation spikes
  • Surveys of inflation expectations continue to ease, which is reducing the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates
  • A key uncertainty is the ultimate impact higher interest rates will have on the economy, which operate with an unpredictable lag
  • New BRICS on the bloc – the emerging world seeks to challenge western economic dominance

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