Fed Chair Jerome Powell is talking tough on inflation.
The economy doesn’t have a real inflation problem, and not recognising the difference is the biggest danger.
Not all baskets are created equally.
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The rising cost of groceries and gas is fueling the fastest increase in consumer prices in 40 years and widening the inflation gap between the rich and poor.
The economic effects of COVID have not been equal.
Bleak expectations for 2022.
Nothing but conundrums.
Will we now see a proper pandemic recovery?
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the best economy of them all?
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The US economy ended 2021 with a lot of uncertainty and serious problems, such as inflation. How will economists know if things are improving in 2022?
What goes up must come down.
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Until recently the Federal Reserve had been purchasing roughly $120 billion of assets every month to support the US economy. The Fed began scaling back those purchases in November and doubled the pace on Dec. 15.
Decision time again for Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey.
The “monetary policy rule” tool has been mostly right for the past 20 years.
Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell is signalling hard decisions ahead.
Transitory or persistent? That’s still the big question facing central bankers over inflation.
Used car and truck prices are up 31% over the previous year.
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Inflation is rising at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan was president.
Protestors march in Lagos during a demonstration against fuel subsidy removal in 2012.
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Removal of the fuel subsidy in Nigeria is long overdue, but replacing it with a transport grant is not the best approach.
President Nixon encouraged the Shah of Iran to push for higher oil prices.
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People like to blame the green transition for high energy prices, but this is only true up to a point.
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the throne speech in the Senate as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and her husband Whit Fraser look on.
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Inflation rates are rising around the world due to pandemic-related pressures. What does it mean for the federal government in the months and years ahead? The throne speech didn’t offer many clues.
The World Bank says Nigeria’s surging inflation had pushed an estimated seven million citizens below poverty line in 2020.
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Food inflation figures in Nigeria give cause for concern. Accusing fingers are pointed at rising dollars, farmers and middlemen, but this expert says the can may have been placed on the wrong heads.
The US Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the largest in the world.
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Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of crude oil to tamp down rising gas prices, the largest drawdown in the reserve’s history.
E as in ebbing.
To understand the euro’s weakness, you have to look at the US as well as Europe.
A lot of hot air.
Central bankers are coming under mounting pressure to get inflation under control.
Biden reappointed Jerome Powell, seated at left, to head the Fed. Some progressives wanted him replaced with Lael Brainard, seated right.
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After weeks of mulling, Biden decided to give Powell another term as Fed chair, which means he will have more influence over the trajectory of inflation than anyone else.
True wages growth, and true price growth, is probably less than the official figures suggest – meaning there’s no need for alarm about inflation in Australia.
People, Planet and Prosperity was on the agenda of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting in February 2021.
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Central banks have a responsibility in addressing the challenge of climate change. But how? Experts explore some ideas.
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The 55 leading economists surveyed by the Economic Society see few signs of Australia aping the US, where inflation has surged to its highest level in 30 years.