US Economic Growth Set To Slow, But No Recession Yet

Economists disagree on the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy direction, but consensus is growing that the US won't slide into recession this year

David Brenchley 1 February, 2019 | 8:40AM

US Federal Reserve, US economy, economic growth, recession, debt, corporate debt, bond market

The US Federal Reserve confirmed its monetary policy direction has taken an about turn this week, as it announced it has kept rates within the 2.25-2.5% range.

But, despite markets having priced in fewer rate rises – none have been priced in for 2019 since last month’s statement – the overall tone of Wednesday’s announcement still surprised markets, according to Anna Stupnytska, global economist at Fidelity.

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