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Fed officials see smaller rate hikes coming 'soon', minutes say

Fed officials see smaller rate hikes coming ‘soon’, minutes say

Federal Reserve officials agreed earlier this month that smaller interest rate increases should take place as they assess the policy’s impact on the economy, meeting minutes said. the meeting published on Wednesday. Reflecting statements that several officials have made over the past few weeks, the summary of the meeting pointed to small rate hikes ahead. …

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New Zealand Achieves Biggest Rate Hike Ever;  Asia-Pacific stocks mixed ahead of Fed minutes

New Zealand Achieves Biggest Rate Hike Ever; Asia-Pacific stocks mixed ahead of Fed minutes

New Zealand dollar strengthens after biggest rate hike The New Zealand dollar strengthened to 0.6192 against the dollar after the central bank raised rates by 75 basis points, its biggest rise on record. The NZD last traded at 0.6170 against the dollar and the NZX 50 index in New Zealand fell 0.8%. The New Zealand …

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JPMorgan sees four potential outcomes for the economy, and only one of them is good

JPMorgan sees four potential outcomes for the economy, and only one of them is good

According to economists at JPMorgan Chase, the global economy faces four likely scenarios – none particularly large – although there is a 1 in 5 chance a recession will not take hold. In the company’s most likely case, the United States is likely to experience a contraction in the latter part of 2023. Other possible …

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Railroad major union SMART-TD votes to reject labor deal as nationwide strike nears

Railroad major union SMART-TD votes to reject labor deal as nationwide strike nears

An aerial view of shipping containers and freight trains at the BNSF Los Angeles Intermodal Facility yard in Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2022. Bing Guan | Reuters SMART-TD, one of the largest railroad unions, rejected the tentative agreement with railroad management, raising the likelihood of a strike in December. BLET, the other largest union …

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