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- The European Central Bank (ECB) raised interest rates to an all-time high with the deposit rate jumping 25 basis points to 4 per cent. On the 14th of September, the ECB hinted that the 10th consecutive rate rise may take rates close to their peak after stating in its official press release on the policy decision that interest rates have reached levels that when ‘maintained for a long duration’ will help bring inflation back towards the 2 per cent target.
- US inflation rose above forecasts in August as a result of a recent jump in petrol prices. Consumer prices were up by 3.7 per cent year on year in August, up from 3.2 per cent in July and higher than the 3.6 per cent forecast consensus. Core inflation, which doesn’t include volatile energy prices, fell from 4.7 per cent in July to 4.3 per cent in August.
- Data showed that the UK economy contracted more than expected in July and gross domestic product dropped 0.5 per cent between June and July. The fall in output was put down to industrial action across several different services while construction and retail were hit by poor weather in the month.
- EU August CPI data released, September 19th, 10:00am.
- UK August CPI data released, September 20th, 7:00am.
- Federal Reserve Interest rate decision announced, September 20th, 7:00pm.
- Bank of England, Interest rate decision announced, September 21st, 12:00pm.
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