Inflation fears are ‘overstated’ – BIS research


Though inflation has risen in many countries, there is “little evidence” of the sorts of forces that have led to persistent inflation overshoots in the past, analysis by the Bank for International Settlements finds.

Fears over inflation are being driven in large part by surging prices in the US, note authors Flora Budianto, Giovanni Lombardo, Benoit Mojon and Daniel Rees. Measured by the consumer prices index, inflation hit 5% in May and 5.4% in June. The Federal Reserve’s target measure

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