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One of the biggest risks threatening global economy and financial markets this year and over the next few year is reflation, a rather rapid return of inflation. While central banks are waiting to embrace inflation, it poses significant risks of wind up in global stimulus, which as of now stands around $30 trillion. Bond market is especially at risk where Inflation could act as a double edged sword, as investors are likely to demand larger yield compensation and face additional selling pressure due to balance sheet shrinkage. Recent rise in commodities’ price including oil are likely to be initial jitters of reflation. In this series, we will be keeping a close watch over inflationary pressure and keep our readers, traders and investors prepared for it.

Global Reflation Series

Global Reflation Series: Inflation at multi-year high from Spain to Poland

Mar 15, 2017 08:32 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Latest data released yesterday show that the upward march of inflation that continued early last year is still gathering pace in Europe. Spain released its consumer price inflation report yesterday and it showed that...

Global Reflation Series

Negative Rates Series: Negative bond universe expands again

Mar 09, 2017 05:56 am UTC| Commentary Economy

After peaking around $14 trillion last September, the negative bond universe that comprises of bonds which are trading at negative yields shrank to $9.8 trillion in the third week of February. The election of the...

Global Reflation Series

Global Reflation Series: ECB reaches target; Japan’s core back to positive

Mar 03, 2017 08:02 am UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

Yesterdays data released from Japan and the Eurozone presented evidencethat inflation is gaining traction globally. Flash number released yesterday from Eurozone showed that inflation is set to reach the European Central...

Global Reflation Series

Global Reflation Series: Inflation strengthens across Europe

Feb 14, 2017 10:17 am UTC| Commentary Economy

After a report showed that inflation in China strengthened in January with the consumer price index reaching 2.5 percent y/y and producer price index reaching 6.9 percent y/y, which is the highest in five years, further...

Global Reflation Series

China producer prices rise for 13th consecutive month and at fastest pace in five years

Feb 14, 2017 06:18 am UTC| Commentary

Yet another sign from China that inflation is strengthening its grip all around the world. The inflation has already picked up in the United States; now closer to the Federal Reserves long-term 2 percent target, which may...

Global Reflation Series

Global reflation Series: Inflation returning in Europe amid high unemployment

Jan 31, 2017 11:16 am UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

More evidence shored up since yesterday that the inflation is in fact, picking up across the European continent. Yesterday, two regions in Germany reported more than 2 percent inflation; Hesse (2.4 percent), Saxony (2.3...

Global Reflation Series

Global reflation Series: Carney maintains either side rhetoric amid spark in inflation

Jan 17, 2017 11:53 am UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

The Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney reiterated that the very next move from the central bank has equal chances of getting either way. He said, while the central bank can choose how it achieves the target and...

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Economy

Surprisingly positive Eurozone PMIs fuel rate hike speculation

Eurozone economic growth gathered further momentum in March, bolstering optimism over the region in the face of Brexit. Businesses across the euro zone ramped up activity at the fastest pace in almost six years, a survey...

New Zealand bonds close flat as investors shrug-off worse-than-expected February trade deficit

The New Zealand bonds closed flat Friday as investors largely shrugged-off the worse-than-expected trade deficit for the month of February. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to its price...

Australian bonds snap rally tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries, higher equities

The Australian bonds snapped rally on the last trading day of the week, tracking weakness in the U.S. counterpart and as investors poured into riskier assets, including equities and crude oil. Also, upbeat retail sales...

RBNZ expects outlook to be shaped by considerable uncertainty, to stay pat until mid-2018

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) at policy meeting on Thursday, left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and reiterated that interest rates will remain low for a considerable time. The policy statement...

U.S. Treasuries disappoint as investors remain cautious ahead of Fed Chair Yellen’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries disappointed markets Thursday as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellens scheduled speech later in the day. Also, the countrys initial jobless claims, due today is...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Message from Mnuchin loud and clear

There are lots of uncertainties surrounding the new administration in the United States led by President Donald Trump. While it can be sometimes noisy surrounding Trump given the level of theatricals in the media, one can...

“Sesame Street” To Introduce Its First Autistic Muppet; Is The PBS Defunding Move Due To The Show’s Parody Of Donald Trump For Years?

Early this week, Sesame Street officially debuted its first Muppet with autism. Julia, a red-haired shy Muppet, was first introduced last year in digital form for Sesame Workshops Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social networks vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto, was his most...

A clarion call for a new kind of popular politics

If the rising sense of alienation from the political process is to be reversed in the long term, it will require more than a quick dose of populist rhetoric or tinkering with the way politics is organised. The British...

Rodrigo Duterte relaunches Philippine drug war despite calls for investigation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his war on drugs in spite of growing calls for an investigation into his role in it. On March 6, the Philippine government lifted its suspension on police...

Science

Complete Synthetic Genome Creation Within Reach

Genetic manipulation is an incredibly touchy subject that many scientists would love to dive into headlong, but which the rest of the world has been preventing them from doing. As a result, researchers have had to make...

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that there are hard limits to the amount of these resources we can use....

Scientists Create DNA Computer With Potentially Infinite Memory And Processing Capacity

One of the biggest challenges confronting humanity right now is the impending wall that technology will eventually hit when it comes to the memory and processing capacity of computers. One of the avenues that scientists...

Scientific theories aren't mere conjecture – to survive they must work

The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring. Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Comets or volcanoes? Scientists are changing their mind about how the Earth's water got here

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at...

Technology

Twitter Confirms Plans To Offer Paid, “Enhanced” TweetDeck For Power Users

Twitter has just confirmed that they are planning on a subscription-based offer for power users of its soon-to-be premium version of Twitter. A spokeswoman told The Verge that the company is indeed conducting a survey...

Messenger Gets Both Mentions And Reactions

Facebook has had the Mentions and Reactions features on its main platform for years, but not on its Messenger app. Now it will, which should help add some spice to conversations and cut through the clutter. The Reactions...

Instagram Starts Censoring Users, Blurs Pictures

It was inevitable. With so many people posting sensitive and even disturbing images on Instagram, it was only a matter of time before the popular social media platform started censoring users. Now, whenever Instagram deems...

JonTron Dropped As Yooka-Laylee Character Due To Racist Views

YouTuber JonTron or Jon Safari has been removed from the list of people affiliated with the game Yooka-Laylee, where he voiced one of the characters. The game by studio Playtonic is a spiritual successor to platformer...

Apple Might Fuse iPhone And MacBook To Keep Smartphone Relevant

When the first iPhone came out, the world treated it as a revolutionary product that absolutely everybody had to have. Now, while the latest iterations of Apples flagship gadget is still popular, it has started showing its...
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March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

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9.0 %

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9.6 %

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USECRI Weekly Index*

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144.6 %

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145.5 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 19401940m

DEReal GDP YY*

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111.0 %

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111.0 %

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EZIfo Expectations*

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104.0 %

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104.0 %

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104.3

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104.0

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DEIfo Current Conditions*

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118.3 %

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118.4 %

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4.9 %

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4.9 %

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TRLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

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EZLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

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EZLoans to Households*

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2.3 %

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2.2 %

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