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Montevideo, November 21st 2018 - 03:52 UTC

Tag: US interest rates

  • Friday, October 5th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    Argentine Peso slips on Thursday on prospects of higher US interest rates

    The peso shed 1.85% to close at 38.4 per dollar after having gained 9.58% over the previous three days under a freshly-renegotiated IMF deal

    Argentina’s Peso fell on Thursday, pressured by the recession-hit country’s dismal inflation outlook and higher U.S. interest rates that have pushed capital away from riskier emerging markets and toward the greenback, local traders said. The peso shed 1.85% to close at 38.4 per dollar after having gained 9.58% over the previous three days under a freshly-renegotiated International Monetary Fund financing deal that calls for tougher fiscal and monetary policy measures.

  • Wednesday, March 21st 2018 - 20:25 UTC

    Powell's Fed confirms gradualism: anticipates 5 more modest rate increases in next 21 months

    Jerome Powell said the Fed expects to increase rates twice more this year, and in 2019 from two to three, reflecting on faster growth and lower unemployment.

    The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate to reflect a solid U.S. economy and signaling that it's sticking with a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new chairman, Jerome Powell. The Fed said it expects to increase rates twice more this year. At the same time, it increased its estimate for rate hikes in 2019 from two to three, reflecting an expectation of faster growth and lower unemployment.