Source: The Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve chose to keep interest rates and bond-buying unchanged but remained optimistic the economic recovery is on track despite the rise in the Covid cases.
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- The Fed said it would reduce the $120 billion in monthly bond purchases once it sees strong payroll numbers, saying the current job market has “some ground to cover.”
- Fed’s Chair Jerome Powell downplayed that the renewed infections by the Delta variant will hamper economic recovery, expecting progress on inoculations and policy support to counter impacts.
- The central bank still maintained its stance that the uptick in inflation is transitory, even as it kept the overnight benchmark rate near zero.