Pantheon Macroeconomics - The FOMC delivered no great surprises in the statement yesterday, but the new forecasts of both interest rates and inflation were, in our view, startlingly low. The stage is now set for an eventful few months as the tightening labor market and rising inflation force markets and policymakers to ramp up their expectations for interest rates.

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17 Mar. 2016 FOMC Rate Forecasts Rely on Wildly Implausible Inflation Hopes

By Ian Shepherdson

The FOMC delivered no great surprises in the statement yesterday, but the new forecasts of both interest rates and inflation were, in our view, startlingly low. The stage is now set for an eventful few months as the tightening labor market and rising inflation force markets and policymakers to ramp up their expectations for interest rates.

Posted: 18th Mar 2016 in 'U.S. Documents'

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