Asian shares turned mixed on Wednesday while rising Treasury yields lifted the dollar as markets wondered if the world's most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectations for USA policy easing this month.
Powell said that since Fed officials met last month, "uncertainties around trade tensions and concerns about the strength of the global economy continue to weigh on the US economic outlook". Despite the recent adjustments in the markets over easing expectations, there is still a strong expectation that the central bank will start an easing cycle this month.
The Fed last cut rates in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis. Until very recently, the chance of a modest quarter-point cut was put at 70% and a steep half-point cut at 30%. -China trade war hurting corporate profits.
Bond prices rose sharply as traders anticipated that the Fed would take on a looser policy on interest rates.
That change reflects two developments.
Powell has stressed the importance for the Fed of maintaining its independence from political pressure. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping declared a truce last month in what had threatened to become an escalating U.S. They had implied a 25% probability of an aggressive cut before an upbeat U.S.jobs report on Friday.
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"Nothing will distract us from complete focus on our job".
However, as Powell noted, "crosscurrents" concerning trade policies and global growth have reared their head.
Powell and James Bullard, who was the only dissenting vote in favour of a rate cut at the Fed's meeting in June, are scheduled to address events this week, potentially providing some clue on the policy makers' next move.
Apparent progress on trade turned to greater uncertainty, and our contacts in business and agriculture report heightened concerns over trade developments.
Fed Unsure What to Do About Facebook's Crypto TokenFed Chair Powell said that Facebook's crypto project raises "many concerns". But with unemployment at close to record lows and the U.S. economy showing continued strength, the Fed left rates unchanged at it's last meeting.
"The Fed's consideration of rate cuts is not only about growth but also about inflation, which remains well below target, and inflation expectations, which were breaking to the downside before the Fed signalled the likelihood of cuts".
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The reading missed the economists' median forecast of a 0.2% increase and marked the lowest since August 2016. PPI inflation also fell significantly in industries of fuel processing and ferrous metal processing.
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Futures Down Ahead of Fed News
The Nasdaq composite, which is heavily weighted with technology companies, gained 43.35 points, or 0.5%, to 8,141.73. USA futures pointed to a lower opening for Wall Street, with E-Minis for the S&P500 at -0.2 percent.
France to tax flights from its airports, airline shares fall
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