Deep Dive: Did central banks get it right in 2023?

Review of 2023’s monetary policy decisions

Eve Maddock-Jones
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With inflation falling and interest rates on hold, Investment Week asked experts if central banks had made the right calls over 2023.

Jumana Saleheen, chief economist at Vanguard Europe, said that although the global economy proved to be "more resilient than many expected in 2023, we expect monetary policy will finally begin to bare its teeth next year". "Central bankers will certainly hope so," she said. 'A tough call': Bank of England dovish move signals 'higher for longer' rates policy The majority of central banks pursued a policy of continuing interest rate hikes in the first half of the year before moving to a pause in H2, in a bid to achieve a soft landing of the economy and avoid tipping it over into rece...

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