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Weekly Espresso

Asian stocks rose in a relief rally, following US markets higher after a soft inflation report, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 closing at record highs amid optimism over potential Federal Reserve interest-rate cuts

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The Bank of England has decided to maintain its interest rates at 5.25% for the sixth consecutive time, but it has hinted at the possibility of a rate cut in June. Andrew Bailey, the Bank’s governor, suggested that a rate reduction next month could be on the table, noting that recent indicators show inflation moving in a favourable direction.

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The Federal Reserve decided to maintain the benchmark federal funds rate at 5.25% to 5.5%, where it has stood since July. This decision reflects ongoing concerns about inflation, supported by recent data indicating persistent price pressures in the US economy.

Cappuccino Commentary

Most asset classes posted gains in March on the back of improved economic data globally as well as expectations that central banks will begin cutting rates by year end 2024.

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US stock market indices took a hit on Thursday morning after data showed that US economic growth was less than expected in the first quarter. Gross domestic product increased to an annualised rate of 1.6% which was lower than the 2.4% figure expected by economists.

Weekly Espresso

UK inflation slowed less than expected in March to an annual rate of 3.2 per cent. The figure was slightly higher than the 3.1 per cent forecasted by economists and led the markets to push back its Bank of England rate cutting expectations to either September or November.

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