St. Louis Fed Chief Talks Trump, Tariffs And Timing On Interest Rates

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard emphasized that a predicted global economic slowdown will create a pause in potential interest rate hikes and a need to closely monitor signals to a possible American and worldwide recession.

Speaking to an audience of Little Rock Chamber of Commerce members on Thursday at a partially-closed Clinton Presidential Library due to the government shutdown, Bullard walked through the past year’s economic “surprises” and offered thoughts on the current state of commercial activity in the nation’s Eighth Federal Reserve District and beyond. He said the tariff battles of the past year have reverberated in financial markets and economies around the globe.    MORE

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