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Evans, Charles L. on 2017 May 12 at 09:30

If inflation is confidently headed back to 2 percent, I could see two more rate increases this year.  I could be okay with one as well if there are more uncertainties about the inflation outlook.

“The one lingering difficulty, I would say, and it’s an important one, is that inflation pressures are still under-running our 2 percent objective in the U.S.,” Evans said Friday during a moderated discussion at an event in Dublin. “At the moment, I think the downside risks still predominate.” ... Evans said he would be "very surprised" if the Fed raises interest rates more than twice more this year. "If inflation is confidently headed back to 2 percent, I could see two more rate increases this year," Evans, a voting member of the policy-setting committee, said. "I could be okay with one as well if there are more uncertainties about the inflation outlook." Evans, Charles L.

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