Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged / FRB(連邦準備制度理事会)の利率変わらず。

Janet L. Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, said the decision to keep rates near zero had been a close call. Credit Win Mcnamee/Getty Images
The Federal Reserve decided to keep short-term interest rates near zero, where
they have been for almost seven years.
Officials assessed the impact of tighter financial conditions and slower global growth on the domestic economy.
The Fed’s decision showed that officials still lacked confidence in the strength of the domestic economy even as the central bank has entered its eighth year of overwhelming efforts to stimulate growth.
This may be a good news for the Real Estate Market at this momentum, however, when the Fed does move, the cost of borrowing and the return on savings are likely to start climbing too.
The Fed’s policy-making committee “continues to see the risks to the outlook for economic activity and the labor market as nearly balanced but is monitoring developments abroad,” the Fed said in a statement. 
The Fed still plans to raise rates this year, according to new economic projections it also published on Thursday. Thirteen of the 17 members of the committee predicted that the Fed would raise rates at least 0.25 percentage point, and six predicted an even larger increase.
Janet L. Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, said at a news conference after the release of the statement that the decision to keep rates near zero had been a close call. “heightened uncertainness abroad” and slow inflation had convinced the committee to wait for more evidence, including continued job growth, “to bolster its confidence.”
Mie Iwatsuki  SIR Department/  Sumitomo Real Estate Sales NY


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