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High UK inflation, helps to a rate hike

Today’s unexpectedly high CPI growth and the above-consensus reading on core inflation means is now more likely another next month 25bp rate hike from the BOE (Bank of England).

Although these data all indicate high inflation and higher-than-expected costs for the UK, it should be taken into account that UK inflation has been on a downward trend in the past few months.

core CPI stayed at 6.2%, having been expected to slip back towards 6%. Headline inflation unexpectedly stayed in double-digits at 10.1%, though that will start to change in April when the effect of last year’s electricity/gas price hike filters out of the annual comparison. We expect headline CPI to reach the 8% area next month, 5% by summer and roughly 3% around year-end on current trends.

The core CPI printed at 6.2% as expected (prev was 6%), while headline inflation was unexpectedly at 10.1%. However, the effect of last year’s electricity/gas price hike will filter out in April, and headline CPI is expected to reach 8% next month, 5% by summer, and roughly 3% around year-end.

Core CPI is much more important for BOE. Because service-sector inflation trends are more persistent and relevant over the long term for monetary policy.

Instead, it is core goods inflation that is proving much stickier than expected.

with the clear disinflationary trend in durable goods, We doubt high inflation will last given improving supply chains, lower input costs, as well as the lower orders-to-inventory ratios we’ve seen in the surveys over recent months. The Bank of England itself said something similar in its most recent set of meeting minutes.

There is a clear trend of disinflation in durable goods, and the improving supply chains and lower input costs suggest that high inflation will not last. The Bank of England also expressed a similar sentiment in their recent meeting minutes.

However, the data was high enough to push the pound higher across all currency pairs.
The thing is, in this situation, we cannot be very confident about the continued growth of the pound, and even with this positive sentiment, we cannot propose a decline for the pound. because all the data is priced until next BOE meeting, For now, patience is the best option.

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GBP/USD needs balanced GDP data to climb.
The pound has been positive for several months, benefiting from the surprising economic strength of the UK. On the other hand, the US dollar has fallen behind, but the recent concerns about the global economy have moved the flows toward the safe dollar.
Markets are mostly bearish today, with the only catalyst for their movement being non-farm payroll data.
In order to see the correction of the US dollar, despite the disappointment, we need below $200,000 to force the Federal Reserve to stop raising interest rates. But not so weak that it can ensure the flow of orders in US dollars.
Weak wage growth will also help.
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Positive signs for the UK economy

The UK economy grew in the last quarter of 2022 and avoided recession. England’s Office for National Statistics reported that gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services produced in England, increased by 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2022, after falling by 0.1% in the previous quarter. This growth was caused by the increase in consumer spending and business investment, as well as the increase in exports.

A recession is when the economy shrinks for two consecutive quarters, which can lead to job losses and lower living standards. The UK economy has not fully recovered from the impact of the pandemic, but current growth is a positive sign, the Office for National Statistics said. This is good news for the job market and people in the UK who rely on a strong economy to thrive.

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UK inflation resurgence points to final 25bp rate hike this week

January’s dip in services inflation seems to have been a temporary one, and the bounce back in core CPI in February is unwelcome ahead of the Bank of England’s meeting this week. We expect a final 25bp hike on Thursday

A day before the Bank of England announces its latest decision, it is faced with an unwelcome resurgence in UK core inflation. Core CPI is back up at 6.2% (from 5.8% in January), and more importantly shows that the surprise dip in services CPI last month was a temporary one.

Policymakers have signaled this is an area they’re paying particular attention to, not least because service-sector inflation tends to be more ‘persistent’ (that is, trends tend to be more long-lasting than for goods) and less volatile. Inflation in hospitality is proving particularly sticky.

The caveat here is that the Bank has indicated it is paying less attention to any one single indicator, and is focused more on a broader definition of “inflation persistence” and price-setting behavior. And in general, the data has been encouraging over the past month or so. The Bank’s own Decision Maker Panel survey of businesses points to less aggressive price and wage rises in the pipeline, and the official wage data finally appears to be gradually easing.

We suspect the Bank will want to see more evidence before ending its rate hike cycle entirely, and that’s particularly true after these latest inflation numbers. We’re still narrowly expecting a 25bp hike on Thursday, and we think the BoE will take a leaf out of the European Central Bank’s book and reiterate that it has the tools available if needed to tackle financial stability, thereby allowing monetary policy to focus on inflation-fighting. This was the mantra it adopted last October/November during the mini-budget and LDI pensions fallout in UK markets.

However, assuming the broader inflation data continues to point to an easing in pipeline pressures, then we suspect the committee will be comfortable with pausing by the time of the next meeting in May.

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