Investors expect US rate hike path to slow

Original article by Karen Maley
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 24 : 15-Dec-17

Financial markets had generally expected the US Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in December, but Federal Open Market Committee members Charles Evans and Neel Kashkari voted against tightening monetary policy. The latter had also voted against the previous rate increases in March and June, although Evans had been expected to vote in favour of a rate rise. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve still expects inflation to remain below its target of two per cent until 2019, while it has reiterated its expectations of three rate rises in 2018.

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UNITED STATES. FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD, UNITED STATES. FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS

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