“A recession is not at all inevitable,” said US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during an interview with ABC News, per Reuters.
The news also adds, “Some tariffs on China inherited from the administration of former President Donald Trump made ‘no strategic sense’ and added that President Joe Biden was reviewing them as a way to bring down inflation”.
Consumer spending remains strong
Labor market is very strong
Inflation is unacceptably high, partly due to Russia’s war with Ukraine
Inflation causes are global, not local; those factors are unlikely to diminish immediately
Pace of inflation likely to come down in months ahead –
Gas tax holiday is an idea certainly worth considering –
Biden reviewing tariff policy on china –
Some china tariffs inherited from the trump administration ‘serve no strategic purpose’
Given the weekend news, the US dollar is yet to react to Yellen’s comments despite inflating recession fears, which in turn weigh on the EUR/USD prices.