The Weekly Watch Podcast: Financial Market Updates

15 October 2021

John BriggsGlobal Head of Desk Strategy

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Brian DaingerfieldHead of G10 FX Strategy

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Keep up to date with the latest in financial markets with our quick-take analysis on what to watch for the week ahead.

In this weekly podcast series, our Global Head of Desk Strategy John Briggs helps you cut through the noise and quickly get to grips with the key events & issues shaping financial markets, and delivers bite-sized snapshots of the latest analysis & research from the NatWest team.

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What could change the outlook for rising energy prices?

In this episode of the Weekly Watch, Global Head of Desk Strategy John Briggs and Brian Daingerfield, Head of G10 FX for the Americas talk about rising energy prices and how markets should balance risks to supply and demand.

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Note: This was recorded on 14 October 2021.
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How should markets balance shortages, regulation, and growth risks in China?

In this episode of the Weekly Watch, Global Head of Desk Strategy John Briggs and Chief China Economist Peiqian Liu discuss shortages in China, the country’s efforts to balance short and long-term economic & policy ambitions, and potential implications for markets.

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Note: This was recorded on 6 October 2021.
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How long will the fuel crisis last and what does it mean for markets?

There doesn’t seem to be enough of anything these days – including the two things that most economies run on: oil & gas. In this episode of the Weekly Watch, Global Head of Desk Strategy John Briggs and Head of G10 FX for the Americas, Brian Daingerfield, discuss the fuel crisis, the ‘shortage of everything’, and their impact on markets.

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Note: This was recorded on 30 September 2021.
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Monetary policy hawks are circling – has the hiking & tightening outlook changed?

In this episode of the Weekly Watch, Global Head of Desk Strategy John Briggs discusses the hawkish tilt among global central banks and it impact on markets, and speaks with Kevin Cummins, Chief US Economist about how the Fed’s shifting thinking around inflation and labour markets could affect the rate hike and taper timeline.

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Note: This was recorded on 23 September 2021.
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