Fixed income experts warn 'there is nothing central banks can do to impact inflation'

Fiscal support must be 'front and centre'

Eve Maddock-Jones
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On the eve of the Bank of England (BoE) announcing its latest interest rate policies, some experts feel it is a futile endeavour at trying to bring down inflation.

Katharine Neiss, chief European economist at PGIM Fixed Income, said that the UK is being hit with a double whammy of "the worst of both the euro area and US inflation drivers". The combination of inflation being pushed up by energy price shocks against a backdrop of an overheating labour market is "unsurprisingly, jangling nerves at the BoE." UK inflation hit a 30-year high of 7% earlier this year and the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) now believes that CPI (consumer price index) could hit 9% by the end of the year, eroding UK consumers' purchasing power. Bank of England deli...

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