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Fed pivot will take rates to more than 1.5% in 2023

In sharp contrast to the surprisingly dovish November meeting, we expect Fed officials will use their December meeting to lay the ground for markedly tighter policy in the years ahead. The characterisation of inflation as “transitory” will be retired from the policy statement and the pace of tapering will be stepped up, with asset purchases now set to end next spring, rather than summer. In response to the Fed’s hawkish shift, we are revising our interest rate forecasts markedly higher. Rather than waiting until 2023, we now expect the Fed to hike rates twice in 2022, followed by four hikes in 2023, in a tightening cycle that will take rates to more than 2% by mid-2024.

8 December 2021


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European Economics Update

Revising down our Q4 growth forecast

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8 December 2021

China Economics Update

RRR cut today, rate cuts tomorrow?

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6 December 2021

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The big picture

The global economic recovery will continue, but at a slower pace, as supply cons...

18 October 2021

Developed markets

Yields of long-dated bonds will rise further in the US than elsewhere  The reb...

25 November 2021

Emerging markets

China’s government bonds will rally even as those elsewhere sell off  Given our...

18 October 2021

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