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June Global Macro Monthly - A summer of discontent

  • 29 June 2022 (10 min read)

Key points

  • Our global outlook was more pessimistic than consensus at the start of this year but weakened materially after the Ukraine invasion. Consensus has converged towards our view in recent months
  • We lower our forecasts modestly for the US, more for China and rebalance them in the Eurozone for a weaker 2023. We do not see recession as an inevitable outcome, but it is a risk in the US and even closer across Europe
  • Inflation continues to rise as the war impacts food and energy prices, which risks spilling further into the summer
  • But domestic developments dominate our long-term inflation outlook. Wages are rising in tight labour markets. Industrial action in several economies will exacerbate this trend. While highly visible price increases also risk dislodging longer-term inflation expectations
  • Fears around expectations have spurred central banks to more forceful rate increase – a shift that has tightened financial conditions materially. The avoidance of recession will in part hinge on the scale of tightening from here

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