Inflation in both advanced and emerging markets to peak in last months of 2021 – IMF projects

Inflation in both advanced and emerging markets to peak in last months of 2021 – IMF projects

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said despite recent increases in headline inflation in both advanced and emerging market economies, long-term inflation expectations remain anchored.

Looking ahead, the IMF said, headline inflation is projected to peak in the final months of 2021 but is expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2022 for most economies.  But, it added, given the recovery’s uncharted nature, considerable uncertainty remains, and inflation could exceed forecasts for a variety of reasons. “Clear communication, combined with appropriate monetary and fiscal policies, can help prevent ‘inflation scares’ from unhinging inflation expectations,” the Bretton Woods Institution stated. 

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana