The 30 year US treasury bond rate is up 12 basis points in a week. Rates up up exactly 200 basis points since the beginning of the year. That is equivalent to 8 Fed rate hikes.
A trend seems to have emerged, which if it is sustained, should see long-term US interest rates above 5 percent within a month or so.
There's two ways of looking at this recent development. The first suggests that US treasury bonds have become inherently more risky. Therefore, the increase simply reflects what's going on in the US government and should leave rates elsewhere largely unaffected. This is a benign interpretation, where higher rates is just an American problem
The second interpretation is much more malign. Higher US treasury rates will drag up interest rates across the world, killing off the tentative recovery that is now taking place. In other words, the world is looking at a double dipping W-shaped recession.