Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Why has the US Fed turned away from interest rate rises? | Nouriel Roubini

Stalling inflation and a need to show independence have pushed it to a dovish stanceThe US Federal Reserve surprised markets recently with a large and unexpected policy change. When the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met in December 2018, it increased the Fed’s policy rate to 2.25%-2.5%, and signalled that it would raise the benchmark rate another three times, to 3%%-3.25%, before stopping. It also signalled that it would continue to unwind its balance sheet of Treasury bonds and mor


 Nouriel Roubini is an American professor of Economics at New York University`s Stern School of Business and chairman of RGE Roubini Global Economics

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