Our Economy and the World Issue 279


This week’s issue of  includes:

Key Global and Regional Developments over the Past Week

  • Bloomberg: ECB’s Simkus Wants Half-Point July Hike as Option If Data Worsen
  • Reuters: Japan May Retail Sales Rise Faster than Expected as COVID Curbs Ease
  • BBC: UK Joins Ban on Imports of Russian Gold
  • Bloomberg: Spanish Inflation Soars to 10% as ECB Gears Up for Hikes
  • Financial Times: UK Plans to Cut Pipelines to EU if Russia Gas Crisis Intensifies

Special Analysis 

  • Bank of International Settlements: Annual Economic Report

Developments in Financial and Commodity Markets in the Past Week

  • CNBC: Gold range-bound as rate hike bets and recession fears collide
  • CNBC: Oil dips, snapping three-day win streak as recession fears weigh