Powell will join ECB President Christine Lagarde and Brazil Central Bank Governor Roberto Campos Neto at the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal. CNBC’s Sara Eisen will moderate. The forum happens with investors closely watching how central bank policymakers will react to inflation dynamics around the world.

In the U.S., the Powell-led Fed has kept its main policy rate steady for the past year despite inflation rates well off their mid-2022 peaks. Lagarde’s ECB enacted a quarter-percentage-point cut that took its rate down to 4.25%, while Neto’s bank cut by a quarter point in May to take its primary rate down to 10.5%.

Austerity decision from France, whose credit rating has fallen! Austerity decision from France, whose credit rating has fallen!

Traders largely expect the Fed to start cutting in September with another reduction by the end of the year and quarterly moves lower through at least September 2025. However, Fed officials in June indicated they expect just one reduction this year.

Editor: Albert Owen