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An effort to boost the economy that was once seen as radical is about to get a fair hearing at the Fed
The Federal Reserve is actively considering alternatives to its inflation targeting framework, whose success has been questioned after years of chronically undershooting the Fed's 2% goal.
Just a month ago a rate hike seemed a near certainty, but poor UK economic data all but killed the chance of rates increasing. Last month inflation fell faster than the Bank of England had expected and the economy grew at its slowest annual rate in five years in early 2018.
A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) argues that the bank has kept interest rates too low for too long.
BARCLAYS: The way global central banks work is about to fundamentally change — and technology is to blame
Central banks will almost inevitably move away from their focus on keeping inflation at or around 2%.
The bank's Monetary Policy Committee backed leaving unchanged policy, but set the path for a rate hike in May.
Get ready for higher rates: Bank of England upgrades growth forecasts and signals hikes are on the way
The Bank of England left its base interest unchanged at 0.5% on Thursday.
Fed President Kashkari tells Business Insider maintaining a strong labor market is by far the biggest contribution the Fed can make to workers and the economy.
BI PRIME: Fed officials are considering a shift away from their current inflation targeting framework toward more aggressive measures to combat low inflation.
The Fed's plan to shrink its balance sheet gradually may have greater market impact than expected.
The Bank of England increased its base rate of interest from 0.25% to 0.5% on Thursday afternoon.