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For some time valid: Elevated recession risks and restrictive monetary policy
For some time valid: Elevated recession risks and restrictive monetary policy
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For some time valid: Elevated recession risks and restrictive monetary policy

The central banks want to achieve their long-term inflation target of 2%. In order to achieve this goal, they have raised key interest rates and are implementing a restrictive monetary policy. The higher key interest rates will weaken economic growth and also the labour market. Whether this can be achieved without a recession or whether there will be a “soft landing” is currently the subject of heated debate.

Investment Update: First steps to interest rate hikes and volatility in the  stock markets
Investment Update: First steps to interest rate hikes and volatility in the stock markets
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Investment Update: First steps to interest rate hikes and volatility in the stock markets

Stocks posted significant gains on Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that the central bank would begin raising interest rates this month. Stock markets interpreted this as a positive signal in the sense that the threat to growth posed by the war in Ukraine did not justify a change of course in monetary policy at the moment.