The infoshot to help kick-start your week
- The Fed raised rates by 75 basis points on Wednesday, for the second time this year. The latest in a series of aggressive rate hikes across the globe.
- US Stocks rallied following the Fed’s decision. The S&P500 rose 2.6%, the Dow Jones increased by 1.4% and the Nasdaq Composite had its largest one-day percentage gain in almost 2 years, climbing 4.1% to close at 12032.42.
- EU inflation climbed to another all time high, coming in at 8.9%, higher than the predicted 8.6%. The results have bolstered chances of another significant increase following the next meeting to set rates in September.
- Following Thursday’s Politburo statement, Chinese leaders all but acknowledge that the country will miss its 5.5% annual growth target, as the economy battles a multitude of challenges including domestic spread of the Omicron variant and a sharp slowdown of the real-estate sector, believed to account for as much as one third of overall growth.
- BoE interest rate decision released on 4th August, forecasted to be 1.5%, a 25bps hike.
- US Nonfarm Payrolls (Jul) to be released 5th August, forecasted to decrease by 122K.
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