Mere hours after the US Federal Reserve hinted at an interest rate cut, Bank of Korea Gov.
The U.S. Federal Reserve, after a two-day policy meeting that ended on Wednesday, held its federal funds rate unchanged in the 2.25% to 2.50% range and simultaneously signalled its readiness to ease policy by dropping a reference to being "patient" on borrowing costs.
"There was, I think, broad agreement around the table that the case for providing more accommodation has increased since our May meeting", he said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasuries fell to 2.03%.
Speaking at a press conference, Mr Powell said: "We'd like to see if these risks continue to weigh on the outlook".
With financial markets expecting significant easing from both the European Central Bank and Fed, global growth concerns will have a safety net that should translate to improving demand. With rates so low by historic standards, "basic principles of risk management. would argue for softening the expected path of policy when risks shift to the downside".
While it is largely expected the bank will leave interest rates unchanged, if it signals it is prepared to raise them in 2019 it could provide an upswing of support to the pound.
All eyes are on Deutsche Bank, which is bracing for potentially its fourth flunking in five years amid ongoing turmoil in its USA operations, Reuters reported on Thursday. They'll also have to be careful to avoid rushing a cut, especially in cases where inflation is still sitting above target. The drop in inflation, however, was a blow for a central bank hoping to reach its target sometime next year. It allows wages and prices to rise steadily, encouraging businesses and households to spend and invest.
President Donald Trump has been clamoring for the Fed to lower interest rates, and has reportedly considered firing or demoting Powell.
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The threat of inflation drifting downward is twofold.
Bullion for immediate delivery jumped as much as 2.5% to $1 394.11/oz, the highest since September 2013, and traded at $1 381.23 by 9:16 a.m.in London.
U.S. stocks turned higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark S&P 500 index up about 0.3 percent from the previous day's close.
The FOMC explained that it views the sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near its symmetric 2 percent objective as the most likely outcome, but noted that uncertainties about the outlook have increased.
The unusually strong remarks from the pair of policymakers, made on the first day that Fed policymakers are permitted to speak following a rate-setting meeting, underscores the deep divisions at the central bank over how to address slowing growth and inflation.
"Inflation measures have declined substantially since the end of a year ago and are presently running some 40 to 50 basis points below the FOMC's 2% inflation target", Bullard said.