China is a “relative safe haven” in the face of banking stress

Citi economists said: “We have long debated our view that China can be a major growth hedge this year – if anything, the recent global banking strains may have bolstered this thesis. “ The People’s Bank of China’s decision to cut its reserve requirement ratio showed “assurance of political support amid global volatilities,” Citi economists … Read more

Bank of England raises interest rates by 25 basis points after inflation surprises

The Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to raise the Bank Rate to 4.25%, a decision widely anticipated after official data showed UK inflation had jumped sharply. unexpectedly at 10.4% in February. The Bank’s Financial Policy Committee has determined that the UK banking system “remains resilient” following recent bank failures in the US and Switzerland. A … Read more

Bill Ackman says US did the right thing in protecting SVB depositors

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said the US government’s intervention to protect depositors after the Silicon Valley Bank implosion is “not a bailout” and is helping to restore confidence in the banking system. In a tweet, the Pershing Square CEO said Monday’s SVB fallout indicated the government had done the “right thing”. But not all Wall … Read more

Goldman Sachs no longer expects the Fed to hike rates in March

“In light of the strains in the banking system, we no longer expect the FOMC to raise rates at its next meeting on March 22,” Goldman economist Jan Hatzius said in a note. Sunday. The firm expects the latest measures to “provide substantial liquidity to banks facing deposit outflows” and bolster depositor confidence. Goldman Sachs … Read more