Central banks have been trying just about every inflationary monetary policy they can to trigger inflation in their respective economies, but so far, what they’re doing doesn’t seem to working in most places. History has certainly suggested that central banks don’t really have much impact on their economies, and more recent data seems to back up what we’ve observed historically.
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Deutsche Bank strategist George Saravelos and analyst Rohini Grover said this week in their “Inflation Sensation” report that they’ve been tracking the major world’s economies and the inflation monetary policy moves that have been taken by their central banks.
They looked at “more than 150 time series covering consumer prices, producer prices, inflation surveys and wages across the G10.” Then they used PCA analysis to capture a snapshot of major economies’ progress in triggering inflation, examining producer, wage and future expectations in each. Globally, they said there hasn’t been much progress in generating inflation recently.
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