Overseas Headlines – January 5, 2022

United States:

Fed Minutes Eyed for Details on Rate Liftoff, Shrinking Assets

“Investors gauging the likely timing of the Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike and its kick-off for shrinking a balance sheet now at a record $8.8 trillion will get fresh clues on Wednesday, with minutes of policy makers’ meeting last month.”



Euro-Area Inflation Is Close to Peak, ECB’s Villeroy Says

“The surge in euro-area inflation that surprised policy makers in recent months is close to its peak, according to European Central Bank Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau.”



BOJ Plans to Discuss Changing Long-Held View on Price Risks, Sources Say

“Some Bank of Japan officials say it’s likely the central bank will discuss the possible ditching of a long-held view that price risks are mainly on the downward side at a policy meeting this month, according to people familiar with the matter. The officials are also likely to consider adjusting the bank’s growth outlook, the people said.”



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