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US Inflation Runs Cooler Than Forecast, Easing Pressure on Fed

(Bloomberg) — US inflation decelerated in July by more than expected, reflecting lower energy prices, which may take some pressure off the Federal Reserve to continue aggressively hiking interest rates. The consumer price index increased 8.5% from a year earlier, cooling from the 9.1% June advance that was the largest in four decades, Labor Department […]

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Recession Now Looks Like the Price to Pay for Beating Inflation

(Bloomberg) — After underestimating the worst inflation outbreak in decades, central banks are now driving their economies headlong toward recession in order to tame prices. The stark outlook is stoking fears that policy makers will end up overreaching as they push ahead with aggressive interest-rate hikes, just as some now concede they overstimulated through the […]

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Stocks Dodge an Inflation Wipeout: Explaining the Tepid Reaction

(Bloomberg) — Data that landed like a gut punch on anyone hoping inflation had receded was received with notable poise by investors. Why that happened was the subject of frantic speculation Wednesday on Wall Street. While odds of draconian rate hikes jumped, so did shares of semiconductor producers, retailers and automakers. Tech stocks as tracked […]

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US Inflation Quickens to 9.1%, Amping Up Fed Pressure to Go Big

(Bloomberg) — US inflation roared again to a fresh four-decade high last month, likely strengthening the Federal Reserve’s resolve to aggressively raise interest rates that risks upending the economic expansion. The consumer price index rose 9.1% from a year earlier in a broad-based advance, the largest gain since the end of 1981, Labor Department data […]

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Fed Braces as Another Big US Inflation Number Looms: Eco Week

(Bloomberg) — US inflation data in the coming week may stiffen the resolve of Federal Reserve policy makers to proceed with another big boost in interest rates later this month. The closely watched consumer price index probably rose nearly 9% in June from a year earlier, a fresh four-decade high, based on the median projection […]

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JPMorgan Sees ‘Stratospheric’ $380 Oil on Worst-Case Russian Cut

(Bloomberg) — Global oil prices could reach a “stratospheric” $380 a barrel if US and European penalties prompt Russia to inflict retaliatory crude-output cuts, JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts warned. The Group of Seven nations are hammering out a complicated mechanism to cap the price fetched by Russian oil in a bid to tighten the […]

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Forget the 1970s — this market is drawing comparisons to the 1870s

The current high inflation environment is often compared to the 1970s. But perhaps a more apt comparison would be to the 1870s. According to Bank of America, government bonds are on track for their worst year since 1865, the year the U.S. Civil War ended. Meanwhile, the stock market, when adjusted for inflation, is on […]

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US Inflation Quickens to 40-Year High, Pressuring Fed and Biden

(Bloomberg) — US inflation accelerated to a fresh 40-year high in May, a sign that price pressures are becoming entrenched in the economy. That will likely push the Federal Reserve to extend an aggressive series of interest-rate hikes and adds to political problems for the White House and Democrats. The consumer price index increased 8.6% […]

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Fed’s Bullard Says Front-Loading Could Lead to Rate Cuts by 2023

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said the central bank should front-load an aggressive series of interest-rate hikes to push rates to 3.5% at year’s end, which if successful would push down inflation and could lead to policy easing in 2023 or 2024. “I have also said we should get […]

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Powell’s Fed Set to Go Big and Keep Going Until Inflation Tamed

(Bloomberg) — Jerome Powell doesn’t like to bless bets in financial markets, but he could shift the needle this week on how high investors expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates to cool overheated prices. The Fed chair and his colleagues want to lift rates expeditiously to a neutral level this year that neither […]

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Hunger and Blackouts Are Just the Start of an Emerging Economy Crisis

(Bloomberg) — A barrage of shocks is building that’s unlike anything emerging markets have had to confront since the 1990s, when a series of rolling crises sank economies and toppled governments. Turmoil triggered by rising food and energy prices is already gripping countries like Sri Lanka, Egypt, Tunisia and Peru. It risks turning into a […]

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