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Is The Fed Behind The Curve or Jumping The Gun?

Jon Faust, director of the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins University, asks how we’ll be able to tell when the time has arrived for the Fed to tighten monetary policy.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/20/is-the-fed-behind-the-curve-or-jumping-the-gun/?mod=WSJBlog

Low For Long: A Q&A With Boston Fed’s Rosengren

BOSTON–The Federal Reserve is ready to end its bond-buying program at its meeting next week, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said in an interview Saturday. But if overseas weakness turns out to have a greater negative impact on the U.S. economy than he currently expects, Mr. Rosengren said the central bank could just hold off further before raising interest rates. Here is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation, which took places on the sidelines of a Boston Fed conference titled “Equality of Economic Opportunity”:

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/19/low-for-long-a-qa-with-boston-feds-rosengren/?mod=WSJBlog

A Q&A With San Francisco Fed’s John Williams

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams

The Federal Reserve should end its bond-purchase program as planned at its policy mee

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/19/a-qa-with-san-francisco-feds-john-williams/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Plosser Says U.S. Can Withstand European, Market-Related Stress

Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Bloomberg News

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Pl

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/16/plosser-says-fed-should-raise-rates-sooner-rather-than-later/?mod=blogmod

BOE’s Weale Repeats Call for Rate Rise to Anticipate Wage Increase

Businessmen pass red London buses as thy stand in traffic outside the Bank of England in the City of London.

The pace of decline in the U.K.’s

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/15/boes-weale-repeats-call-for-rate-rise-to-anticipate-wage-increase/?mod=WSJBlog

Brazil Central Banker Vows Vigilance on Inflation

WASHINGTON–Central Bank of Brazil Gov. Alexandre Tombini vowed vigilance on inflation after consumer prices moved outside of the bank’s target range in September.
“We are going to end 2014 compatible within our inflation targeting regime,” Mr. Tombini said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, on the sidelines of semiannual meetings of the International Monetary Fund in Washington. “We will not be complacent going forward with inflation.”

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/12/brazil-central-banker-vows-vigilance-on-inflation/?mod=WSJBlog
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