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The Fed has made its policy position clear


Business Standard Editorial Comment Mumbai
US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke for about nine minutes in his much-anticipated appearance at the Jackson Hole economic policy symposium on Friday, but it was sufficient to send a clear message. Financial markets tumbled and the widely tracked S&P 500 cracked by over 3.3 per cent. With some early signs of relatively low inflation, partly because of a decline in commodity prices, markets had started believing that the Fed would not tighten policy to the extent anticipated earlier. One of Mr Powell’s recent statements was also interpreted in the same vein. But this time he was more direct

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First Published: Aug 28 2022 | 11:21 PM IST

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