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Despite trade worries, Fed officials see risks as little changed

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By Jason LangeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is worried about trade tensions with China, but newly released details on policymakers' views suggest those concerns have not translated into concerns about the overall economy. On the one hand, a "strong majority" of policymakers saw a potentially looming trade war as a "downside risk" for the U.S. economy, according to the minutes of the Fed's March 20-21 meeting released on Wednesday.But another section of those same minutes showed there had been essentially no change in the number of Fed policymakers flagging elevated risks to ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 02:24 IST