UK Market Turmoil Points Towards Further Volatility in Global Currencies

Wednesday 28 September 2022

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UK Market Turmoil Points Towards Further Volatility in Global Currencies

September 2022 | Investors’ focus is shifting from the poor growth/inflation mix in the UK to the extremely negative external balance picture. On September 23, the government announced an additional 0.5% of GDP in unfunded tax cuts. The reaction of UK assets recalled actions we used to see only in emerging markets. The market is giving a strong signal that it is no longer willing to provide capital to fund the UK’s external deficit position. The correlation between interest rates and the currency signals that the market is questioning the credibility of UK policymakers’ actions.

01 | We still see a mild recession for the UK, and we think the economy is already in recession.

02 | Market reaction after the announcement of the new, unfunded tax cuts has been brutal, signalling that the UK’s policy stance is increasingly under scrutiny.

03 | While the fiscal package will stimulate demand in a supply-constrained economy, it will likely put a floor on growth but lead to higher inflation for longer in the medium term.

UK Market Turmoil - Further Volatility in Global Currencies

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