The Weekly Watch Podcast: Financial Market Updates

19 November 2021

John BriggsGlobal Head of Desk Strategy

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Kevin CumminsChief US Economist

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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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The upward march of inflation seems hard to reverse – will the Fed blink first?

In this episode of the Weekly Watch, Global Head of Desk Strategy, John Briggs and Kevin Cummins, Chief US Economist, discuss the US inflation outlook and whether the Fed could taper more quickly than markets expect.

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Note: This was recorded on 18 November 2021.
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US inflation and fiscal spending are rising – will one be sacrificed for the other?

In this episode of the Weekly Watch, Global Head of Desk Strategy, John Briggs, and Head of G10 FX, Americas, Brian Daingerfield, discuss the outlook for US fiscal spending and inflation, the political landscape, and implications for currencies and markets.

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Note: This was recorded on 11 November 2021.
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The BoE didn’t hike – what does the tightening path look like from here?

In this episode of the Weekly Watch, Head of G10 FX, EMEA Paul Robson and Chief UK Economist and Co-Head of Global Economics Ross Walker discuss the Bank of England rate hike that wasn’t, the trajectory for monetary policy tightening in the UK and what that means for currencies and markets.

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Note: This was recorded on 4 November 2021.
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Why is the ECB going against the (hawkish) grain?

In this episode of the Weekly Watch, Global Head of Desk Strategy John Briggs and European Rates Strategist Imogen Bachra discuss the European Central Bank’s bid to cool rate hike predictions amidst a broadly hawkish tilt almost everywhere else – and what it means for markets.

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Note: This was recorded on 28 October 2021.
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