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Whats in the tails? - Inflation: The defining macro story of this decade

June 7, 2021
This paper examines the potential for higher inflation and a return of boom/bust cycles over the next few years. The report notes the very role of government in the economy is undergoing its biggest shift in 40 years manifested in the receding fear of inflation and rising levels of government debt that shaped a generation of policymakers. Replacing it is the perspective that economic policy should now prioritise broader social goals. At its heart the research report debates whether inflation is transitory or the pursuit of these important social priorities by governments will mean inflation will have longer-term and far reaching implications for the health of the global economy. Either way, higher inflation is coming and policymakers are about to face their toughest battle in 40 years. [more]

More documents from Jim Reid

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September 24, 2020
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Over the summer months, the outlook for the global economy and financial markets has brightened. As such, we now see the global economy contracting by a smaller -3.9% this year, with global activity returning to its pre-virus level by the second half of next year, albeit with the major developed countries likely to take several more quarters to reach the same point. [more]
September 21, 2020
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Stefan and Jim discuss how Continental has been impacted by COVID 19; within the organisation and with external stakeholders across themes like working from home, where the company is now with ESG – the hottest topic pre pandemic ESG – supply chain issues, the relationship between the US and China and how is Tesla disrupting the market. [more]
September 16, 2020
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The widening generational divide should be a key source of alarm for investors, financial markets and society as a whole. Young people perceive themselves as the losers on issues ranging from housing to climate change to student debt. In turn, this anger is manifesting itself into political outcomes, with elections around the world increasingly fought along generational lines. [more]
May 13, 2020
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As our personal, business, social, and economic lives begin to change, this edition of Konzept examines 20 different ways in which the world will be different post covid-19. From working from home, to managing seismic industry change, and eventually paying for the astonishing stimulus measures, many difficult questions must be answered. And given the global health and economic backdrop remains highly uncertain, the way we frame the problems is just as important as the way we address them. [more]
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