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Fed remarks push dollar above ¥121.50

Yellen said in a speech the same day that “if the economy continues to improve as I expect, I think it will be appropriate at some point this year to take the initial step to raise the federal funds rate target.” In Tokyo, the greenback rose as high as … 13 more words

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Markets in India plunge as fears over US Federal Reserve hike, Greece default send jitters

Adding to the adverse news flows, Greece threatened to default on 1.6 billion debt repayment, claiming the country does not have sufficient funds to meet creditors’ demands. 26 more words

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The Case for Raising Rates in June

That rate would imply substantial continuing monetary accommodation (1.25 percent is well below its long-run value of 4 percent). The Fed should begin in June 2015 to raise the funds rate gradually and predictably, but there is no indication that the Fed … 13 more words

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Wall St Week Ahead-Yellen tone suggests choppiness for markets ahead

The Fed has let the federal funds rate drift higher, to around 11 to 12 basis points most of this year, from 9 to 10 basis points most of last year. 31 more words

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Little Evidence Monetary Policy Affects Demand, Says Montier

There’s no discernible relationship between real interest rates and US household savings either, so if the goal is to get people to spend more then reducing the Fed funds rate isn’t a good way to do it. 20 more words

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Janet Yellen’s Back-to-the-’50s Interest Rates

Janet Yellen told us last week that the fed funds target rate will be raised slightly later this year. But after that, future rate hikes will be small and gradual over the next several years. 22 more words

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Fed’s Fischer Says Rate Hike Debate Driven by Data, Not Date

The Fed’s rate-setting committee will go into its June meeting with … and before that was a vice chairman of Citigroup Inc. He was the International Monetary Fund’s No. 24 more words

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