Loose fitting: Global monetary policy is not tightening as expected

Jun 01, 2017
Print section Print Rubric:  Shuffle up and deal—low interest rates are still “the only game in town” Print Headline:  He still has your back Print Fly Title:  Global monetary policy UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The middle has fallen out of British politics Fly Title:  Loose fitting Main image:  20170603_FNP001_0.jpg AT ITS outset, 2017 seemed likely to mark a turning-point for global monetary policy. The Federal Reserve had just raised its main interest rate by a quarter-point and was expected to add three such increases this year—or perhaps even more, if a new Republican Congress could agree on tax cuts with a new Republican president. In that case, low interest rates would no longer be the “only game in town” in terms of policy stimulus. The European Central Bank (ECB) would begin to wind down its programme of quantitative easing, or QE, ...

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