Updated: May 18
As anticipated, inflation turning negative in the Eurozone in February did indeed prompt drastic action by the ECB, which announced a greater than expected increase in asset purchases. Elsewhere, it is encouraging to see Japan’s headline and core inflation numbers rising slightly in February, though no doubt the recent Yen strength will dampen prices down the line. As for emerging markets, both Brazil’s and Russia’s inflation rates have been falling noticeably which should be welcomed, though in both cases the numbers remain well above what would be considered comfortable levels.
Published in Investment Letter, April 2016
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