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SAN FRANCISCO Global central bankers should take this moment of "relative economic calm" to rethink their approach to monetary policy, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said Thursday, warning that to fight the next recession, as with the last, they would need to do more than just cut interest rates.
SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams reiterated his view on Thursday that the U.S. economy is growing strongly enough for the Fed to continue raising rates gradually over the next couple of years to around 2.5 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. central bank should not rule out negative interest rates or raising the inflation target as it considers new monetary policy frameworks, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said Thursday.
FRANKFURT Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Tuesday became the second Fed policymaker in recent days to call for a new approach to rate-setting that would allow the central bank to respond to shocks when interest-rate cuts alone are not enough.
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SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Fed President John Williams on Monday laid out a case for an approach to setting U.S. interest rates that, if adopted today, would translate to keeping rates lower for longer in order to give a firmer boost to inflation.
BOSTON The Federal Reserve will probably need to raise interest rates in December and then three of four times "over the course of next year," assuming the U.S. unemployment rate continues to fall and inflation rises, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said.
BOSTON Forcing the Federal Reserve to hew to a specific rule for setting monetary policy, as proposed in legislation considered by the U.S. Congress, could lead to "large policy mistakes," a U.S. central banker argued on Friday.
PALO ALTO, Calif. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Tuesday he wants to see more signs of upward inflation before raising interest rates again, but that low long-term borrowing costs may limit how far and fast rates can be raised.
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