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US Fed keeps rates unchanged, remains on road to December hike

The US central bank acknowledged that inflation remained soft, but it did not downgrade its assessment of inflation expectations


The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid US economic growth and a strengthening labour market while playing down the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December. Investors had all but ruled out a rate hike at the central bank's policy meeting this week and attention has largely been focused on who will be in charge of monetary policy at the end of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's first term in February 2018. President Donald Trump is set to announce his nomination on Thursday afternoon with Fed ...

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First Published: Thu, November 02 2017. 08:49 IST