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What rate of wage growth is acceptable for central banks?

Even though workers are accepting cuts in their real pay, nominal wage growth is still above “acceptable” rates for central banks in DMs of 3% to 4%. This underlines why interest rates need to head into restrictive territory to weaken economic activity sufficiently to bring wage growth back down to these rates. Drop-In (Weds, 6th July): How far has 2022’s food supply shock raised the stakes for monetary policymakers and governments? Join this 20-minute session to find out about the market outlook and the economic risks around elevated food prices. Register now

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