News: 2014-01-21

North America
Fed ‘needs to do more’ to stimulate economy -
"Mr Kocherlakota said the Fed should improve its communication about how it will behave once the unemployment rate falls below its existing threshold of 6.5 per cent. He said the pledge made in December of low rates “well past” that point is not sufficient. “The problem with what’s in the statement right now is its going to become increasingly less useful once we fall below 6.5 per cent,” said Mr Kocherlakota. Rather than lower...

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