Our Key Takeaways From the IMF's Spring Meetings

Monday 08 May 2023

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Our Key Takeaways From the IMF's Spring Meetings

May 2023 | Investor sentiment is downbeat, but not overly bearish. With tightening credit conditions, our US growth outlook is lower compared to that of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), while we are more optimistic on China. This supports a cautious stance and a search for opportunities across the emerging world. There are some signs of complacency on Europe, while debates were mostly focused on geo-economic fragmentation and the urgency of policy action regarding crisis management and to secure artificial intelligence development.

01 | Our base scenario is largely aligned with the scenario showcased by the International Monetary  Fund (IMF): Inflation should prove stickier and stay above central bank targets for longer.

02 | There was a wide consensus about markets currently pricing in too many Fed rate cuts that confirms our positive view on US duration.

03 | Real bond yields are higher than they were before the pandemic, but are likely to return to pre-COVID levels in the medium term, when inflation returns to major central banks' 2% target.

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