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Emerging economies started hiking before the Fed, and quickly, partly because their currencies had weakened against the dollar, raising funding costs and importing inflation. That had quickly fed through to prices, especially energy and some food commodities that are generally traded in dollars. "Total reserves in the emerging markets had fallen by over $400 billion, down 7%, this year as of September." ECB & BOJAt the ECB, the Fed's signal bolsters an already strong case for more measured rate hikes after back-to-back 75 basis point moves and eases growth concerns. Slower Fed rate hikes also help the Bank of Japan, whose ultra-low rates have been criticised for fuelling a sharp yen decline that inflates the cost of imports.
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