Tiny bit about inflation from monthly Macro Strategy Views by Standard Chartered today:
Yet there is no room for complacency, given that the current round of inflation is driven by massive monetary easing and by extraordinarily high commodity prices due to a mix of supply and demand factors. No single monetary, fiscal or exchange policy tool is sufficient to arrest the situation. Given initial signs that inflation is peaking, it is critical that EM policy makers are not seen as wavering in their determination to fight inflation, and are viewed as having sufficient flexibility to reduce the risk of a hard landing. While we expect most EM central banks to continue tightening in the coming months, some – such as Brazil and China – could be close to the end of their current hiking cycles.
Click on charts to enlarge, courtesy of Standard Chartered.
Do you hear the sweet and enchanting music of "...sufficient flexibility to reduce the risk of a hard landing" and "could be close to the end of their current hiking cycles"?
There are those seductresses, Greek bird-women ... well, but not because of inflation.