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Summary: While the Atlanta Fed GDPNow reflects an exuberant view of GDP growth in Q3, we have to flag that our activity indices take a more measured view of recent data innovations. We have been flagging that underlying trends in activity growth are indeed improving and running above a pre-pandemic view of trend / potential growth, but this is not a runaway train either. GDP and productivity growth should impress in H2 but this dynamic is more consistent with supply-side improvement, rather than an inflationary impulse of its own.