Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, sent a strong message to Wall Street on Wednesday: a recession is still a possibility and inflation may rise further.
Many items on the market are risky and will cause inflation. At the 2023 New York Times DealBook Summit in New York, he advised attendees to be ready. “A recession may result from rising interest rates.”
He claimed that more funding is required by governments everywhere to support the green economy, remilitarize, and deal with energy crises, all of which will drive up inflation.
Regarding the economy, I’m cautious,” he remarked. Although the US labour market has shown resilience, “inflation is hurting people.”
According to Dimon, the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing programme and the stimulus money distributed during the COVID shutdowns had put “drugs directly into our system” and created an economic “sugar high.” However, that is fading. “I believe these geopolitical issues, along with quantitative easing and tightening, can bite,” he stated.
In earlier interviews, Dimon expressed the opinion that the Fed may not yet be done with its aggressive programme of raising interest rates to combat high inflation and that it is possible that the central bank will raise rates by an additional 1.5 percentage points, to 7%.
Dimon emphasised that the wars in Gaza, Israel, and Ukraine might have a significant impact on trade, geopolitical ties, and the availability of food and energy and that this could be the most dangerous period the world has seen in decades. He even suggested that it might result in “nuclear blackmail.”
He said that mankind faces enormous risks. One is undoubtedly the conflict in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Beyond that, though, Dimon is concerned about the spread of nuclear weapons, global warming, and the possibility of another pandemic.
He declared that “the best military in the world, bar none,” must be present in the United States. At the DealBook Summit, he stated, “This is about keeping the Western world together.” It’s an expensive task, but the stakes are high. “To ensure that everything stays together, we need American leadership.” I do not want a book about how the West lost fifty years from now.
Doing Business in China
In addition to working with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, JPMorgan Chase is partially financing the upcoming initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese fast fashion.
On Wednesday, Dimon stated that he would do business in China in accordance with US government policy but that he does not think Shein or other similar companies pose a threat to US national security.
Dimon refuted claims made by certain US lawmakers that TikTok poses a threat to national security by stating that JPMorgan Chase thoroughly investigates each of its clients.
He declared, “I’m not afraid of China.”
A lot of things will be causing havoc to the economies of countries across the world. Countries are aiming at achievements that may not be sustained by their financial capacity. An economic recession is on the way.
Source: Cosmo Politian