Highlights

  • Experts argue cost-up inflation can not be 'solved' by higher rates
  • Liquidity freeze across segments in the market as money gets costlier

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Explained: Falling global markets and what is the new 'GST' fear

Central banks globally are vowing to fight inflation with higher rates

Buckle up bulls as the bears are in the driving seat and it promises to be a wild ride down. Markets from Wall Street to Dalal Street feel the pain as central bankers globally take up the war against inflation and it may be a battle that only the market loses. There is a new phrase in town that is haunting traders 'GST' - Global Synchronished Tightening, making more costly and pushing a funding freeze across the globe.

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  • United States: Where it all started, reading of 40-year high inflation has opened the doors to multiple 'big hikes' by the Fed who is not confident the rate hikes will be enough to bring inflation down.
  • United Kingdom: Bank of England hiked rates for the fifth time in a row as inflation soars.
  • Swiss National Bank unexpectedly increased interest rates for the first time since 2007
  • ECB starts taking some measures, but the rate hike pushed to the end of July.
  • Hong Kong raised rates on Thursday following Fed's third such hike this year
  • South Korea cuts growth outlook to the slowest in 3 years, cuts corporate tax to help industry

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