The whisper number for US CPI print today is around 6.8% - the highest since 1982. The response from central banks would normally be straightforward, and we have seen a pivot already from Jerome Powell to a tighter policy. But it’s been complicated by three factors:
• The ongoing spread of the omicron variant
• Marked weakness in US consumer confidence
• The likely bankruptcy of the Evergrande property group
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