A busy week for central banks
A big week for macroeconomic announcements has already seen a drop in UK inflation and ongoing Brexit transition talks, while a monetary policy decision from central banks both sides of the Atlantic is coming on Wednesday and Thursday, but what does it mean for markets?
Inflation drops to 2.7% but ‘picture remains bleak’
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) dropped to 2.7% in February, down from 3% the month before, setting inflation on a slow course towards the Bank of England’s 2% target.
Will inflation remain absent?
During almost a decade of experimental monetary policy from central banks, inflation has been notable by its absence across most economies. With monetary policy beginning to diverge and unemployment falling, will it rear its head again or has it peaked?