Jonny Hart speaks to APAC Senior Market Analyst Jeffrey Halley about the week ahead. The Federal Reserve’s Bullard threw a spanner in the works on Friday, calling for earlier than forecast interest rate hikes. We discuss this development and its impact on Asian markets today, where equity markets, notably Japan, have headed South. Jeff gives his opinion on whether this is the start of a taper tantrum or a somewhat ugly unwinding of the global reflation trade? We look ahead at the data calendar and the Bank of England policy decision, discuss Covid-19 in Asia and in the context of its recovery. Finally, we look at oil which has proven immune to ructions seen elsewhere.
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