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A blockade on goods from rebel-held territory could nearly halve Ukraine's expected economic growth this year, the head of the central bank said on Thursday, as the bank kept its key rate on hold.
No rate increase expected as we await the Fed meeting. Time to pull the trigger on some puts in Caterpillar.
To support continued progress toward maximum employment and price stability, the Committee today reaffirmed its view that the current 0 to 1/4% target range for the federal funds rate remains appropriate.
Three former ICAP Plc employees were charged by U.S. prosecutors in a scheme to manipulate Libor.
The U.S. Treasury Department said it sees benefits in the issuance of floating-rate notes, while a decision will be made “at a later date.”
The economy, and hence the Federal Reserve, are beset by uncertainty, forcing monetary policymakers to keep their options open