Week InReview: March 22, 2024

Surprise cut.

From Zurich to London to Washington, the great inflation scare that gripped the world economy after the Covid pandemic is suddenly no longer keeping central bankers up at night as the prospect of rate cuts become real. The Swiss National Bank unexpectedly slashed its key interest rate by 25 basis points, moving months ahead of global peers. The SNB's move foreshadows possible easing later this year by the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank. Mexico's central bank also cut interest rates in a split decision on Thursday.

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