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Will policymakers dare to withdraw stimulus and raise interest rates if there is a risk of a blow-up in asset prices?
Renesas and Tokyo Electron also race to respond to geopolitical tensions
Expectations of higher borrowing costs send equities broadly lower
Robotics and data analytics can make processes more efficient, less energy-intensive, and less expensive
Surpluses will continue as Beijing struggles to rein in burgeoning debt and increase domestic consumption
The administration has begun making a case about the connection between inflation and corporate power
Fed officials and economists predict central bank will go beyond its baseline forecast for increases if inflation persists
Lockdowns and restrictions risk causing greater disruption than during earlier waves of the pandemic
Weekly inflows hit highest level in five years on expectations of hawkish shift at US central bank
Monetary policy adjustment is likely to bring more volatility and uncertainty to markets
Biden’s vice-chair nominee defends approach to climate change and vows to fight high inflation
And how Fed policy works, maybe?
President of Philadelphia branch would support further tightening if ‘very bad’ inflation worsens
Consumer price growth accelerated to 7% in December
Deeper reforms are now needed to repair the American labour market
Year-on-year rise in CPI comes as Federal Reserve lays the groundwork for tighter policy amid rocketing prices
Airlines, retailers, hospitals and schools among sectors hit by staff absences
Asian equities follow Wall Street with figures on Wednesday expected to show higher US consumer prices
Legislators target ‘forum shopping’ as lawyers steer big cases to select cities
Rise in expected bond returns after accounting for inflation poses ‘test for risk assets’
Fed prepares to shrink its $9tn balance sheet, US prices expected to have risen again last month
US central bank chair pledges to curb rising prices during Senate confirmation hearing
The possibility of higher rates and a smaller balance sheet presages a rocky year for markets.
And bitcoin’s uselessness
Last year, the Fed raced for inflation. This year, it will race against inflation. The question now is how sharp the bend will be.