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Fed's Daly says she is not leaning one way or the other on rate decision

12:02am BST

SAN FRANCISCO The Federal Reserve is widely expected to cut interest rates at its policy meeting in two weeks, but San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly is still reserving judgment on the best course of action.

Fed's Powell affirms rate cut view; others see U.S. economy humming

11 Jul 2019

ATLANTA/VICTOR, Idaho As Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell kept the focus Thursday on global risks that could trigger a Fed rate cut in coming weeks, his colleagues from regional Fed districts painted a rosier picture of continued U.S. economic growth and a solid business outlook.

Fed's Brainard signals support for rate cut

11 Jul 2019

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, an influential member of the U.S. central bank's policy-setting panel, on Thursday signaled support for an interest rate cut to guard against the risks posed by soft inflation and uncertainty around trade and global growth.

Fed's Kashkari says need 'stronger medicine' to boost inflation

11 Jul 2019

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, one of the U.S. central bank's most vocal doves, on Thursday repeated his call for a half-percentage-point interest-rate cut to boost sagging inflation expectations.

Fed's Barkin leaves door open to 'insurance' cut

11 Jul 2019

VICTOR, Idaho Soft U.S. inflation is not a reason for cutting interest rates at this point, but a drop in confidence or growth could be, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Thomas Barkin told Reuters on Thursday.

Fed's Barkin sees 'noise' in inflation expecations measures

11 Jul 2019

VICTOR, Idaho Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin on Thursday said he sees a lot of "noise" in market-based measures of inflation expectations, suggesting that he discounts recent signals they may be flagging.

Fed's Barkin sees little case for cutting interest rates

11 Jul 2019

VICTOR, Idaho Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin on Thursday delivered a strong dose of skepticism over cutting U.S. interest rates, saying a small rate cut is unlikely to budge business pricing decisions and a large one risks unleashing unwanted inflation.

Fed's Barkin sees 'noise' in inflation expectations measures

11 Jul 2019

VICTOR, Idaho Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin on Thursday said he sees a lot of "noise" in market-based measures of inflation expectations, suggesting that he discounts recent signals they may be flagging.

Fed's Barkin sees 'noise' in inflation expecations measures

11 Jul 2019

VICTOR, Idaho, July 11 Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin on Thursday said he sees a lot of "noise" in market-based measures of inflation expectations, suggesting that he discounts recent signals they may be flagging.

Fed's Powell, in Trump's crosshairs, gets backing from Congress

11 Jul 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with two goals: cementing the case for an interest rate cut at the end of this month, and bolstering his own congressional wall of protection against a president who has made a daily habit of Fed bashing unseen since the 1970s.

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