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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.