October 19, 2018 / 5:29 PM / 9 months ago

U.S. Fed is raising rates for good reasons, BoE's Carney says

Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, speaks during the central bank's quarterly Inflation Report press conference in London, Britain August 2, 2018. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday he thought the U.S. Federal Reserve was raising interest rates for good reasons, based on the strength of the U.S. economy.

“They’re on the path they’re on for fundamentally good, positive reasons,” Carney said as he answered questions following a speech at the Economic Club of New York.

He cited the possibility of the world’s No.1 economy growing at an annualised pace of 4 percent in the current quarter, as well as the return of wage growth that could prompt a firming of underlying inflation pressure.

Reporting by Jonathan Spicer, writing by Andy Bruce, editing by David Milliken and Andrew Heavens

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