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The RBA was already on the defensive thanks to surging house prices before an OECD call for a policy review.
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Former government adviser Stillo says BOC has already raised attention around a more inclusive recovery.
Current and former Fed staffers say worker shortages won't soon reverse even as schools reopen and federal benefits lapse.
While the "transitory" inflation narrative is winning out for now, there are signs price pressures may broaden out in coming months.
President Biden failed to persuade Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to agree to spending $3.5 trillion on the Democrats' budget reconciliation package during their Oval Office meeting on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.
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Former Internal Affairs Minister Seiko Noda declared her candidacy to become the next leader of the Liberal Democratic Party and Japan's Prime Minister, joining Taro Kono, Fumio Kishida and Sanae Takaichi in the contest. Her declaration came at the 11th hour before the start to official campaigning. Candidates are expected to reveal more details about their views from today.
- Yomiuri conducted a survey among LDP parliamentarians, which suggested that Kono and Kishida are in a neck and neck race for their support, followed by Takaichi and with Noda lagging behind. The survey estimated that around a third of lawmakers remain undecided.
- In the first round of the election, 383 LDP lawmakers and an equal number of rank and file members will cast their votes. If no candidate receives an outright majority of votes, two frontrunners will proceed to the second round.
Issues polling from Research Co. shows a stark division between public views on the strengths of PM Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Erin O'Toole. Trudeau scores better in 'social' areas (historic Liberal strengths) such as the environment and healthcare (as well as on COVID), while O'Toole does better in areas more important to right-wing voters such as crime and the economy:
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- Crime: Erin O'Toole (Conservative): 29%, Justin Trudeau (Liberal): 26%, Jagmeet Singh (NDP): 12%, Maxime Bernier (PPC): 4%, Annamie Paul (Green): 2%
- Economy/Jobs: O'Toole: 33%, Trudeau: 29%, Singh: 15%, Bernier: 4%, Paul: 2%
- Energy: O'Toole: 27%, Trudeau: 25%, Singh: 13%, Paul: 5%, Bernier: 4%
- Environment: Trudeau: 28%, O'Toole: 17%, Singh: 16%, Paul: 14%, Bernier: 3%
- Healthcare: Trudeau: 29%, O'Toole: 23%, Singh: 21%, Bernier: 4%, Paul: 2%
- Immigration: Trudeau: 29%, O'Toole: 24%, Singh: 16%, Bernier: 4%, Paul: 2%
- Foreign Affairs: Trudeau: 31%, O'Toole: 26%, Singh: 13%, Bernier: 4%, Paul: 2%
- Covid: Trudeau: 36%, O'Toole: 22%, Singh: 12%, Bernier: 6%, Paul: 2%
The Bank of Canada may adjust its inflation mandate, a former adviser to the nation's biggest province tells MNI - On MNI Policy MainWire now, for more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org