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US consumer prices have climbed at the fastest pace in almost 13 years. The Consumer Price Index was 5% higher in May compared with a year ago, accelerating from a 4.2% annual rate of increase in April. The rise exceeded economists’ forecasts and is the fastest pace since hitting 5.4% in August 2008. Core CPI, which strips out volatile food and energy, rose 3.8% y/y in May, the most since 1992, following a 3% rise in April.
11/06/2021 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, thinks that consumer inflation in the US is temporary and is due to the imbalance in demand and supply.
Nick Marro, Lead for Global Trade & Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit, predicts that the G7 meeting will discuss topics beyond mainland China including climate change and global taxation.
11/06/2021 - 8:24am View from India
US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has made a plea for more fiscal stimulus from Congress saying providing too little support for the American economy would be far more dangerous than offering excessive help. He said, “the recovery will be stronger and move faster if monetary policy and fiscal policy continue to work side by side to provide support to the economy until it is clearly out of the woods.”
07/10/2020 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion / US economy
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust warns that the worst for the global economy is yet to come, as many countries around the world are still assessing the economic impact of Covid-19.
Tariq Dennison, Portfolio Manager at GFM Asset Management supports further stimulus to boost the US economy and hopes that future relief packages will be targeted at the most stricken sectors.
RTHK's International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood says that US President Donald Trump's decision to abruptly end stimulus relief talks with Democrats comes as a surprise to both sides of the political divide.