Bank of England to keep rates on hold until 2019 at least: Reuters Poll Jan 23, 2017 08:10AM

By Jonathan Cable

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England will leave its record-low interest rates and other stimulus measures unchanged at least until 2019, even though it is likely to revise up its 2017 growth predictions again next week, a Reuters poll found on Monday.

All but one of the 67 economists polled by Reuters in the last few days said the Bank would keep its policy unchanged when it announces the outcome of the latest meeting of... (continue reading...)


Fed's Williams says need to raise rates before economy overshoots Jan 20, 2017 01:40PM

By Ann Saphir

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Friday repeated his view that the U.S. central bank needs to reduce monetary stimulus before the economy overshoots the Fed's employment and inflation goals and the Fed has to "slam on the brakes."

An aging workforce and low productivity growth will keep the United States from growing faster than about 2 percent annually on a sustainable... (continue reading...)


Fed should mull end of balance sheet reinvestment: Fed's Harker Jan 20, 2017 11:13AM

SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve should considering ending the reinvestment of its bond holdings after the federal funds rate reaches 1 percent, Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said on Friday.

"Once we get there, which I believe we may this year, we should think about stopping reinvestment," Harker told reporters after a speech at an event sponsored by the New Jersey Bankers Association.

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Philly Fed's Harker sees three U.S. rate hikes 2017 Jan 20, 2017 09:03AM

By Richard Leong

SOMERSET, N.J. (Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said on Friday he expects three interest rate increases in 2017 if the labor market improves further and inflation moves to the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal.

"I see three modest hikes as appropriate for the coming year, assuming the economy stays on track," Harker, who is a voting member of the Fed's policy-setting group this year, said in a... (continue reading...)


Fed's Yellen says unwise to allow U.S. economy to run 'hot' Jan 19, 2017 08:03PM

By Ann Saphir

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - With monetary policy still modestly accommodative, the U.S. central bank should continue to raise interest rates slowly or risk harm to the recovery the Fed has sought to nurture, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday.

"I think that allowing the economy to run markedly and persistently “hot” would be risky and unwise," Yellen said at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy... (continue reading...)


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