Inflation fears infect world markets

Price pressures are building, which could signal the end of the era of easy money

7th February, 2018
Did the markets become complacent? Pic: Getty

“There is clearly a worry about inflation and there is a follow-over to worrying about interest rates and bond yields,” James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management, told Bloomberg Television. With those concerns spiralling and volatility surging, here are some of the cases for and against an inflationary revival:

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The International Monetary Fund predicts a global economic expansion of 3.9 per cent this year and next, which...

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