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Good morning, and welcome to our rolling protection of the world financial system, the monetary markets, the eurozone and enterprise.

Inflation within the UK has soared to a 10-year excessive as rising vitality payments, gasoline prices, second-hand automobile costs and meals hit households and companies.

Information simply launched reveals that the Client Costs Index surged to 4.2% within the 12 months to October, greater than double the Financial institution of England’s inflation goal.

That is the best 12-month inflation price since November 2011, the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics experiences.

That’s up from 3.1% in September, and better than Metropolis economists had anticipated.

It means the price of residing squeeze has intensified as a troublesome winter approaches. And it places extra strain on the Financial institution of England to think about elevating rates of interest subsequent month.

Yuan Potts

UK client costs rose 4.2% yr to October.
Sooner inflation than any of the 35 economists anticipated in Bloomberg’s survey.

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In October alone, costs rose by 1.1%.

The “most important upward strain got here from electrical energy, fuel and different fuels”, says the ONS, after the UK’s vitality cap was lifted in October. That drove up family payments sharply, hitting weak households laborious.

The ONS says:

In April 2020, the vitality worth cap had been diminished inflicting electrical energy, fuel and different fuels’ contribution to the CPIH headline price to fall to destructive 0.20 proportion factors. However this fall was reversed in April 2021 with rises in fuel and electrical energy costs.

The additional worth rises in October 2021 have compounded the April 2021 will increase, leading to 12-month inflation charges of 18.8% for electrical energy and 28.1% for fuel. These are the best annual charges for these courses since early 2009.

Rising petrol costs, and the price of second hand automobiles, additionally drove inflation increased.

Common petrol costs had been 138.6 pence per litre in October, in contrast with 113.2 pence per litre a yr earlier.

That’s the best recorded since September 2012, because the bounce in crude oil costs fed by means of the pumps.

Used automobile costs jumped by 4.6% throughout October, and have surged by 27.4% since April 2021, because the scarcity of semiconductor chips to construct new automobiles pushed up demand.

The ONS provides that “eating places and resorts, schooling, furnishings and family items, and meals and non-alcoholic drinks” additionally made massive upward contributions to increased inflation.

Extra particulars and response to observe….

Julian Jessop


UK CPI #inflation jumped to 4.2% in October (consensus 3.9%), from 3.1% in September, led by 22.3% surge in vitality costs as Ofgem cap lifted.

Core measure (ex meals & vitality) additionally up although, to three.4%.

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Inflation’s a worldwide drawback proper now, and hit a 30-year excessive of 6.2% within the US final month.

That helped to drive up spending on items and companies final month, as Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior analyst at Swissquote, explains:

Yesterday was all concerning the US retail well being, and the gross sales information regarded good on the first sight. However in actuality, it was blended.

The US retail gross sales grew 1.7% in October, up from 0.8% printed a month earlier and higher than 1.2% penciled in by analysts. That was the perfect month since March, nevertheless the bounce was principally as a result of issues costed extra as a result of an inflation hovering round a three-decade excessive.

The excellent news is that individuals may spend extra to purchase much less, the unhealthy information is that an growing variety of individuals see their buying energy hit considerably, the financial savings are melting and probably the most affected households’ pullback may, sooner or later, hit the headline quantity. As such, the sturdy retail gross sales information from the US is a half excellent news.

Inflation information from Canada, and up to date numbers from the eurozone, will present how inflationary pressures are spreading.

We additionally get new US housing information, and the weekly oil stock figures.

The UK’s FTSE 100 is ready for a decrease open, down round 0.3% premarket, whereas the US


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The agenda

  • 7am GMT: UK inflation report and producer costs index for October
  • 9.30am GMT: UK home worth index for September
  • 10am GMT: Eurozone inflation report for October (last studying)
  • Midday GMT: US weekly mortgage functions
  • 1.30pm GMT: Canadian inflation report for October
  • 1.30pm GMT: US constructing permits and housing begins
  • 2pm GMT: Financial institution of England policymaker Catherine Mann takes half in a JP Morgan podcast
  • 3.30m GMT: EIA weekly oil stock figures

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