quinta-feira, 14 de dezembro, 2017

Fed raises u.s. interest rates for the third time in 2017

The Federal Reserve (the Fed, the U.S. Central Bank) raised this Wednesday (13) interest rates at 0.25 percentage point for the third time this year and your economic growth forecast for the United States in 2018. The monetary policy Committee (FOMC), in a statement, that rates would be raised to a range of 1.25 percent to 1.50 percent, as was expected by the market. The new projections forecast growth of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 is high of 2.5%, a 0.4 percentage point above the value predicted in September according to new projections from the monetary policy Committee (FOMC). The Fed also expects an unemployment rate of about 3.9 percent next year in the United States-before 4.1% referred to before. "The Committee is still hoping that, with the progressive adjustments to your monetary policy, economic activity and labour market conditions continue strong," said the Fed in a statement after the two-day meeting. The central bank also noted that the hurricanes that devastated Texas, Louisiana and Florida in August and September have not altered the General Outlook of the economy. The Fed didn't move on your inflation forecast to 2018, to 1.9%, revised slightly upwards to 2017, to 1.7% (+ 0.1 point)-always below the 2% target set by the institution.
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