Fed can’t afford to delay rate hikes: Williams

Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian – Page: 21 : 27-Jun-17

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco president John Williams says there should be a third rise in US interest rates in 2017, given that the nation now has low inflation and full employment. He warns that failure to increase interest rates could risk overheating the economy, which could in turn result in higher inflation. Williams adds that the Federal Reserve should also begin reducing its balance sheet, which has risen to $US4.5trn.

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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES. FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD, UNITED STATES. FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE, RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA, UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY

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