Archive for April 7th, 2022

Central Bank Watch

50-Basis Point Interest Rate Hike in Serbia

April 7, 2022

The National Bank of Serbia became the latest monetary authority to tighten its stance, raising its policy interest rate by a half percentage point to 1.50%. Such had been at 1.0% since a 25-basis point cut in December 2020 that culminated 125 basis points of reduction during the first year of the pandemic. Officials reacted […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Global Demand Starting to Be Constrained by Inflation and Tighter Monetary Policies

April 7, 2022

This week’s equity sell-off extended into Asian markets overnight. European losses, in contrast, have been reversed partly, and U.S. stock futures are little changed. Equities dropped between 1% and 2% in Taiwan, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India but have rebounded so far by 1.3% in Spain and Italy, 0.9% in France, and 0.7% in […] More