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U S, Japan And E U To Tighten Ir Simultaneously

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NEW YORK (AFX) -- There is a rising possibility that the U.S., Japan and the
euro zone all could tighten their monetary policies
this year, a
scenario not seen since the 1980s.
The strong links between the three economies mean that growth in one place
frequently spills over into the other two areas, intensifying economic expansion
and the accompanying pressure to lift rates.
"The combination of strong growth in the U.S., euro zone and Japan at the
same time is bearish for bonds, so it is not surprising that yields in all three
regions have either just broken out of their recent ranges or are not far from
doing so," said Paul Podolsky, an analyst at Bridgewater Associates.
However, a recent stream of strong data reports here has altered the outlook
for rates.
In fact, Lehman Brothers economists Friday forecast that overnight
rates will increase four more times by late summer and push the target up to

Where will a Fed rate of 5.5% leave sterling if Gordon drops rates against the tide of world tightening?

TTRTRates to 5% by September in the UK?

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I'm guessing we'll see a rate rise by June or July, but I'm not sure whether to bet my savings on it. Such a pain having morons in charge of the country.

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  • 302 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?

      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%

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