Fed Raises Rates, Boosts Outlook for Borrowing Costs in 2017

 

Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening.

The Federal Open Market Committee cited “realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation” in increasing its benchmark rate a quarter percentage point, according to a statement Wednesday following a two-day meeting in Washington. New projections show central

Source: Fed Raises Rates, Boosts Outlook for Borrowing Costs in 2017 – Bloomberg