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Federal Reserve Dots, Tantrums And Headfakes

“The Federal Reserve played down forecasts by some of its own policy makers that interest rates might rise faster than they previously predicted…Some expressed concern the rate forecasts ‘could be misconstrued as indicating a move by the committee to a less accommodative reaction function.’”  Meanwhile, after… 927 more words

Optimism vs. Pessimism: Setting The Timetable For Raising Rates

“A more sustainable recovery in rich countries (alt) has sharply reduced the risks of another global downturn, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, as it began to look forward to economic normalisation…It now estimates only a 0.1 per cent probability of global recession in 2014, compared with a 6 per cent chance last October, with similarly reduced risks for 2015.   626 more words

Identifying the drivers behind the decline in the Australian labour force participation rate

The employment data in Australia has been lacklustre for over a year now. This characterization is based on below average growth in employment and persistent growth in unemployed persons. 2,966 more words

Employment Trends In Australia