Factbox-World’s biggest banks see global economy slowing more in 2023, with likely U.S. recession

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(Reuters) -The world’s largest investment banks expect global economic growth to slow further in 2023 following a year roiled by the Ukraine conflict and soaring inflation, which triggered one of the fastest monetary policy tightening cycles in recent times.

The U.S. Federal Reserve has increased interest rates by 375 basis points this year since rolling out its first hike in March. This has sparked worries about a recession, even as the central bank is expected to temper its pace of hikes.

Real GDP (annual Y/Y) forecasts for 2023:

Bank Global U.S. China

Morgan Stanley 2.20% 0.50% 5%

Goldman Sachs 1.80% 1% 4.50%

Barclays 1.70% -0.1% 3.80%

J.P.Morgan 1.6% 1% 4%

BNP Paribas 2.3% -0.10% 4.50%

UBS 2.1% 0.1% 4.5%

BofA 2.3% -0.4% 5.5%

U.S. inflation forecast for 2023 and Fed terminal rate forecast:

Bank U.S. Inflation Fed Terminal Rate

(annual Y/Y for

2023)

Morgan Stanley Headline CPI: 4.625% (by Jan ’23)

3.3%Core PCE: 3.8%

Goldman Sachs Headline CPI: 3.2% 5 – 5.25%

Core CPI: 3.2% (by May ’23)

Core PCE: 2.9%

Barclays Headline CPI: 3.70% 5% – 5.25% (by March

’23)

J.P.Morgan Headline CPI: 5% (by Jan ’23)

4.1%Core CPI: 4.2%

BNP Paribas Headline CPI: 4.40% 5% – 5.25% (by Q1 ’23)

UBS Headline CPI: 3.6% 5%

BofA Headline CPI: 4.4% 5% – 5.25%(by March

’23)

Morgan Stanley sees the Fed delivering its first rate cut by December 2023, taking the benchmark rate to 4.375% by the end of that year. Barclays sees the rate between 4.25% and 4.50% by the end of next year, following a rate cut. BofA sees the rate between 2.75% and 3.00% by the end of 2024.

UBS expects U.S. inflation to be “close enough” to the Fed’s 2% target by the end of 2023 for the central bank to consider rate cuts.

Forecasts for currency pairs, yields on U.S. 10-year Treasuries, S&P 500 target by the end of 2023:

Bank EUR/U USD/C USD/J S&P 500 Target U.S.

SD NY PY 10-year

yield

Morgan Stanley 1.08 6.8 140 3,900 3.50%

Goldman Sachs 1.05 6.9 140 4,000

Barclays 1.05 7.3 131 3.75%

J.P.Morgan 1.0 7.2 133 3.4%

Deutsche Bank 1.1 125

BNP Paribas 1.06 6.9 128 3,400 3.50%

UBS 1.04 6.9 135 3,700 (by June 3%

2023)

BofA 1.1 7 137 4,000 3.25%

Most banks see the euro falling below parity to the dollar during the year, before clawing back by year-end.

As of 1500 GMT on Nov. 23, 2022:

EUR/USD: 1.03

USD/CNY: 7.15

USD/JPY: 140.11

U.S. 10-year Treasury yield: 3.73%

S&P 500 level: 4,019.46

(Complied by Susan Mathew in Bengaluru; Edited by Sriraj Kalluvila, Anil D’Silva and Shounak Dasgupta)

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