Fed's Fischer suggests rate hikes on track for this year: CNBC Aug 26, 2016 12:01PM

(Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech earlier on Friday was consistent with expectations for possible interest rate hikes this year, Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said, reinforcing the message that the U.S. economy has strengthened.

Fischer was asked on CNBC whether people should "be on the edge of our seat" for a rate hike in September, and for more than one policy tightening before year end.

He answered: "I think what the... (continue reading...)


Fed's Yellen sees stronger case for interest rate hike Aug 26, 2016 10:03AM

By Jason Lange and Ann Saphir

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is getting closer to raising interest rates again, the head of the U.S. central bankand other policymakers said on Friday in comments that left the door open for a hike as early as next month.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a global monetary policy conference that the case for a rate increase had grown stronger, while Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer suggested a move... (continue reading...)


Janet Yellen Jackson Hole Speech; Rate Hike Case has Strengthened Aug 26, 2016 10:01AM

Below is Fed Chairman Janet Yellen's prepared speech at Jackson Hole - 'The Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy Toolkit'. She said the rate hike case has strengthened in recent months.

"... I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months," she said.

The Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future

The Global Financial Crisis and Great Recession posed daunting new challenges for central banks around the... (continue reading...)


Fed's Mester: Makes sense for U.S. to start raising rates - CNBC Aug 26, 2016 08:54AM

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve should hike rates again so as not to fall behind in a strengthening economy, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said on Friday.

"I see a gradual upward pace in interest rates as being appropriate," Mester said in a television interview with CNBC from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. "That doesn't mean we are behind the curve now but I do think that it makes sense to be starting to move interest rates up on that gradual... (continue reading...)


Kaplan says case 'strengthening' for Fed rate hike: CNBC Aug 25, 2016 10:33AM

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should be able to hike U.S. interest rates "in the not too distant future" because of progress, though sometimes slow, on employment and inflation, a top Fed official said on Thursday.

"The case is strengthening" for a rate hike, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said on CNBC TV. "And you should conclude from that in the not too distant future ... I think we're moving toward being able to take another step," he said, adding... (continue reading...)


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