Archive for September 1st, 2021

Central Bank Watch

Central Bank of Chile Tightens Again

September 1, 2021

Yesterday’s monetary policy review ended with a greater-than-expected 75-basis point hike in the Central Bank of Chile’s policy interest rate to 1.50%. An initial 25-basis point increase had been authorized at the previous review in July. The latest decision was made unanimously, and officials signaled that interest rate normalization has further to go. At 1.50%, […] More

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Afghanistan, Covid, and August Purchasing Manager Surveys

September 1, 2021

On this 82nd anniversary of the start of World War II, U.S. military forces have left Afghanistan, creating a whole new source of geopolitical uncertainty. The rapidly spreading Delta Variant of the Covid-19 pandemic remains the dominant economic and political wild card. There were over 160k newly identified U.S. cases of Covid yesterday, and almost […] More

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