FOMC Minutes Indicate End to Rate Hikes Near

Ackerman, Andrew
April 2006
Bond Buyer;4/19/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32363, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the agreement among members of the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee that the end to interest rate hikes is near. However, they considered that at least one interest rate increase is essential to maintain inflation check. Some committee members expressed concern that potential increases in resource usage and elevated energy prices have the potential to add to inflation pressures. The committee also discussed that inflation expectations seemed to be in check.


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