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Weekly Economic Briefing
It takes more than the Fed
25 April 2017
The news of a snap election provided some support to the beleaguered pound. A hypothetical return of sterling to its pre-referendum levels could hasten the end of easy policy.
The ECB’s late foray into QE has been a success. If underlying inflation improves, it can taper next year. If there are disappointments, it will have to find a solution to scarcity issues.
Japan & Developed Asia
The BoJ’s asset purchases have dwarfed efforts by other central banks. If these are successful it will have to tread carefully with regards to withdrawal. If not, then policy choices become even harder.
Tighter liquidity and regulatory policies are beginning to impact Chinese credit growth. Mortgage growth will likely slow but further tightening may be needed.
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