Economist: Fed's indecision on interest rates is good policy
- Fed Cuts Rates Across the Board. Floyd, Daniel F. // Bond Buyer;01/04/2001, Vol. 335 Issue 31050, p2
Reports that the United States Federal Reserve System has cut short-term interest rates by 50 basis points. Efforts to prevent a downturn; Weakening of sales and production.
- FOMC voted 11-0 for no change in Dec. Koning, Rachel // Bond Buyer;02/05/99, Vol. 327 Issue 30573, p2
Reports on the United States Federal Reserve Board's agreement to keep short-term interest rates at current levels. Agency's decision to maintain a neutral bias toward policy; Factors that influence domestic demand and labor markets.
- Seeming comfortable with economy's outlook, Fed leaves rates alone. Matthews, Gordon // American Banker;8/23/1995, Vol. 160 Issue 162, p24
Reports on the US Federal Reserve Board's decision not to reduce short-term interest rates. Optimistic outlook about the nation's economy; Rejection of federal funds target rate by financial markets.
- Fed sees rising rates fueling uncertainties of consumers, firms. Cummins, Claudia // American Banker;5/5/1994, Vol. 159 Issue 86, p3
Reports on the Federal Reserve's findings stating that rising interest rates have engendered uncertainties among consumers and businesses while the economy continues to grow at a steady pace. Assessment of the economy by the central bank; Reasons for lenders' caution about future loan demand;...
- Rate jump isn't biting except in mortgages. Leuchter, Miriam // Crain's New York Business;5/16/94, Vol. 10 Issue 20, p4
Reports on the consequences of the increase in interest rates that was initiated by the Federal Reserve Board. Residential mortgage industry; Small businesses; Demand for business loans; Refinancing of long-term debt; Demand for fixed-rate financing and derivatives; Reaction of commercial banks...
- Eye on the future. Portas, Carole // American Printer;Dec94, Vol. 214 Issue 3, p28
Focuses on the reasons why the United States Federal Reserve Board is increasing the interest rates for 1995. Moderation in inflation; Increase in the creation of jobs; End of recession in Japan, Europe and Canada.
- Fed rates unchanged. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;9/4/95, Vol. 6 Issue 35, p34
Reports that the US Federal Reserve is leaving interest rates unchanged amid signs that the economy is pulling out of its springtime stall.
- Cuts expected in interest rates. Trinidad, Pablo J. // Caribbean Business;2/1/1996, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p6
Reports that continued signs of a sluggish United States economy and controlled inflation are expected to move the Federal Reserve Board to reduce short-term interest rates, such as federal funds rate and the prime rate, by 0.5 percent during the first half of the 1996. Decline in the rate on...
- Why aren’t mortgage rates falling faster? Carmona, Jose L. // Caribbean Business;10/18/2001, Vol. 29 Issue 42, p34
Reports the cuts made in interest rates by the Federal Reserve System in the United States. Total cuts on interest rates; Percentage decline on charges for overnight loans; Effects of stock market performance on interest rates.
- Concern rises over net interest margins as 1st-quarter data point to rate hikes. Matthews, Gordon // American Banker;5/2/1994, Vol. 159 Issue 83, p24
Discusses 1994 first quarter economic data that has the possibility of spurring interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve Board. Estimated gross domestic product growth; Annual growth rate; Shift of focus on loan growth; Number of credit tightening rounds.