The Monday Mix: April 11 – 17, 2022

Top-of-mind economic news as we start the week:

US consumer prices rose at an 8.5% annualized rate in March, highest level since 1981; food, energy price increases slowed, indicating potential peak.

Odds of a US recession in next 12 months are forecast at 28% up from 13% last year, per economists surveyed by Wall Street Journal.

US homebuilding sentiment fell to a six-month low in April on increase in mortgage rates, elevated construction costs and housing prices.

China cut reserve requirements for domestic banks, releasing about $83 billion into its economy to counter a downturn in economic growth.

US assets in climate-change related mutual funds and ETFs increased 45% in past 12 months to $31 billion.

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