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Howard Schneider

Fed policymakers signal turning point on U.S. rate-hike path

Dec 07 2018

WASHINGTON/INDIANAPOLIS The U.S. central bank is flagging a turning point in monetary policy, as a Federal Reserve policymaker on Friday backed interest rate hikes in the "near term" but nodded to increasingly less certainty ahead.

Atlanta Fed's Bostic: Fed should proceed to neutral rate

Dec 06 2018

INDIANAPOLIS Atlanta Federal Reserve bank president Raphael Bostic on Thursday said he felt the Fed should continue raising rates towards a "neutral" level, noting that despite being "beset by increasing uncertainties" the U.S. economy remained strong.

As markets turn, Fed says it is not fazed

Dec 04 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Federal Reserve officials convinced the massive U.S. bond market has fundamentally changed in the last decade are about to test their commitment to that idea against investors who have begun betting against the U.S. central bank's ability to continue raising interest rates.

As Fed says on track, narrowing yield curve could complicate debate

Dec 03 2018

WASHINGTON Top U.S. Federal Reserve officials say a strong economy will likely keep their rate increase plans intact, but on Monday a key signal began to waver that may intensify debate about whether conditions are as solid as they seem.

Fed minutes: Further hike 'warranted soon,' debate opened on pause

Nov 29 2018

WASHINGTON Almost all Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting agreed another interest rate increase was "likely to be warranted fairly soon," but also opened debate on when to pause further hikes and how to relay those plans to the public.

Fed retunes message for 2019, opening door to 'slow down'

Nov 29 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON With the Federal Reserve expected next month to raise rates to what some U.S. central bankers believe is at or near a neutral level, Chairman Jerome Powell is retuning his message to signal a more cautious approach on further rate hikes next year.

Fed minutes: Further hike "warranted soon," debate opened on pause

Nov 29 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 Almost all Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting agreed another interest rate increase was "likely to be warranted fairly soon," but also opened debate on when to pause further hikes and how to relay those plans to the public.

Fed's Powell: Financial risks 'moderate' despite vulnerabilities

Nov 28 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. faces only moderate financial risks despite elevated asset prices and concern over the possible impact of rising corporate debt, U.S. Fed chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday as the central bank released a broad overview of the health of credit markets and the financial system.

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