LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – After a summer in which stocks have hit a seemingly never-ending run of record highs, September brings a series of monetary and political events that could jolt investors out of their complacency.
The will-they-won’t-they debate over trimming pandemic-era stimulus gets an airing with several G10 central banks holding meetings — Australia’s central bank on Tuesday confirmed plans to taper. A showdown over U.S. national debt alongside crucial elections in Japan and Germany add to the risks.
Here are eight events, listed chronologically, which investors will watch in September:
TAPER DOWN UNDER — SEPT. 7
The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday confirmed it was trimming its bond buying programme in the first test this month of central banks’ determination to stick with plans to cut stimulus.
The central bank surprised some by reducing its bond buying by A$1 billion ($745.20 million) a week to A$4 billion, though…