China has moved to ban financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions, and warned investors against speculative crypto trading..
ECB President Christine Lagarde remains adamant that inflation rises seen this year are transitory and would be expected to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2022.
Over the last volatile week of trading investors have bought inflation protection and have sold some tech stocks particularly sensitive to inflation as was seen on BofA’s weekly fund flow data.
UK retail spending sored as the economy has re-opened in April following official data released last Friday. Sales volumes in April jumped 9.2% month on month – twice the average industry forecast.
German GDP will be announced on Tuesday May 25, expected at -3.0% YoY
US 7 year note auction to take place on Thursday May 27.
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