GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY
April 1 2022
Amid further potential energy supply disruptions, the IEA and the US are considering increasing oil supplies; 2yr10yr UST yield curve at c. 1.2bps at the time of writing; focus today turns to US March unemployment rate and nonfarm payrolls and Euro area March flash HICP.
According to ELSTAT, the overall industrial producer price index (PPI) increased by 4.9%MoM/33.6%YoY in February, climbing to a new record high. This hike was driven by PPI’s two largest components: energy (+7.6%MoM/+60.3%YoY) and intermediate goods (+2.0%MoM/+10.7%YoY).
In the latest Regional Economic Update report released yesterday, the EBRD revised downwards its GDP growth forecast for the CESEE region in 2022 to 1.7% from 4.2% in November 2021, as Russia’s invasion to Ukraine is expected to have a profound impact on the regional economies as well as globally.
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