financial market trends

First Quarter and March 2022 in Figures

April 1, 2022

March 2022 saw pandemic distortions to growth and inflation subside, only to be superseded by risks from the war in Ukraine. Commodity prices got an upward jolt, forcing central banks to prioritize the containment of inflation above a stance that had supported recovery from the pandemic. The Bank of England, Bank of Canada and Federal […] More

September 2021 and Third Quarter in Figures

September 30, 2021

The summer quarter of 2021 was a volatile one, as it became increasingly apparent to central bankers, economists and investors alike that because of relentless and deepening supply bottlenecks inflation was rising faster and likely to remain very elevated for considerably longer than had been assumed in the first half of the year. Meanwhile, uncertainties […] More