China has ordered state owned enterprises to limit their exposure to overseas commodities markets to combat speculation. Chinese authorities also announced they will also release stockpiles of zinc, copper and aluminium from national stockpiles, resulting in a drop in metals prices in London and Shanghai.

UK inflation rose 2.1% from a year earlier in May beating the expected 1.8%. One of the main drivers of this being energy prices with oil trading above $72 a barrel.

The US Treasury yield curve has seen its largest two day tightening since March of last year with 30-year yields dropping to 2.07% with investors pulling back their inflation bets following Fed insistence that inflation will be transitory.

Eurozone inflation figures released Thursday June 17 showed a 2% YoY increase as was widely expected. The ECB continues to remain dovish on rates in light of this data.

Bank of England interest rate decision to be announced Thursday June 24.

Japanese CPI data to be released on Tuesday June 22. Expected -0.10% YoY.

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0.0       A score of 0 indicates a neutral economic outlook with almost equal probability of positive and negative returns in risky asset classes like equities. The Risk Barometer maintains a balance between equities and other asset classes during such periods.

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*as at latest realignment 28/05/21

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