Federal Reserve officials forged ahead with an interest-rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak inflation. Policymakers agreed to raise their benchmark lending rate for the third time in six months, maintained their outlook for one more hike in 2017 and set out some details for how they intend to shrink their $4.5-trillion balance sheet this year. “Near-term risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced, but the committee is monitoring inflation developments closely,” the Federal Open Market ...
Fed raises rates, maintains forecast for one more hike
Policymakers agreed to raise their benchmark lending rate for the third time in six months
Christopher Condon | Bloomberg Last Updated at June 15, 2017 01:48 IST