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The transitory discourse on inflation is back.  But economists say higher prices are here to stay

The transitory discourse on inflation is back. But economists say higher prices are here to stay

Fruit and vegetable prices are displayed at a store in Brooklyn, New York, March 29, 2022. andrew kelly | Reuters Global markets have been encouraged in recent weeks by data indicating that inflation may have peaked, but economists are warning of a return to the “transitional” inflation narrative. Stocks rebounded when the U.S. Consumer Price …

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Asian stocks rise except for Japan as markets watch China protests

Asian stocks rise except for Japan as markets watch China protests

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as market jitters eased over protests in China sparked by growing public anger over COVID-19 restrictions. Benchmarks rose in early trading in Australia, South Korea and China, while stocks fell in Japan. Oil prices have fallen. Japanese government data released on Tuesday showed the unemployment …

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Fed officials see smaller rate hikes coming 'soon', minutes say

Fed officials see smaller rate hikes coming ‘soon’, minutes say

Federal Reserve officials agreed earlier this month that smaller interest rate increases should take place as they assess the policy’s impact on the economy, meeting minutes said. the meeting published on Wednesday. Reflecting statements that several officials have made over the past few weeks, the summary of the meeting pointed to small rate hikes ahead. …

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