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Macro Briefing: 11 June 2021

Summary:
* Bipartisan group of Senators reach deal on infrastructure package* Iran warships sailing in Atlantic* European Central Bank defers on when it might start reducing stimulus program* Weak US dollar is spurring foreign investment in US government bonds* Oil demand expected to exceed pre-coronavirus levels by 2022’s close* UK economic growth picked up in April* US jobless claims fell for sixth straight week, sliding to new pandemic low* Some analysts predict higher US inflation is temporary* US consumer inflation rose at 5% annual rate in May–highest since 2008:

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* Bipartisan group of Senators reach deal on infrastructure package
* Iran warships sailing in Atlantic
* European Central Bank defers on when it might start reducing stimulus program
* Weak US dollar is spurring foreign investment in US government bonds
* Oil demand expected to exceed pre-coronavirus levels by 2022’s close
* UK economic growth picked up in April
* US jobless claims fell for sixth straight week, sliding to new pandemic low
* Some analysts predict higher US inflation is temporary
* US consumer inflation rose at 5% annual rate in May–highest since 2008:

Macro Briefing: 11 June 2021

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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