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We were able to do so even though I suspect that, had we tried to put a number to it, there would have been considerable disagreement among Committee members as to the exact meaning of "substantial improvement." So in this case, leaving the Committee'
The Bank of Japan is likely to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus for as long as possible but when it does act, it will take "extraordinary" steps such as buying government bonds on a massive scale, a former central bank policymaker said on
Of course, in a highly integrated global financial system, no country can effectively implement the financial reforms I have described in isolation. The good news is that similar reforms are being pursued throughout the world, with the full support
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7 per cent, data released on Saturday showed. The reports followed a series of improving economic indicators, and increased the possibility the Federal Reserve would trim its $US85-billion-a-month
Consideration of whether to scale back the pace of asset purchases should be on the table in December and at other upcoming Federal Reserve policy meetings, said Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank on Thursday.
Communication Because of the severity of the recession and the disruptions in financial markets, and because short-term interest rates were near the zero lower bound, it became clear early on that more monetary accommodation would be needed than
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This past week the U.S. was graced with some surprisingly strong economic data. GDP for Q3 solidly beat expectations, and Non-Farm Payrolls for October were well-ahead of the expected pace, even with the government shutdown. Those strong numbers
Earlier this week, top Goldman economist Jan Hatzius made a splash when he said that the Fed would soon lower its unemployment rate threshold for considering a rate hike. Basically right now the Fed operates under what's called "Evan's Rule" whereby
Members of the Federal Reserve's monetary policymaking body saw financial conditions as tighter and a risk from "sizable increases in interest rates," but most members still saw tapering of quantitative easing happening later this year. Wall Street. "