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Powell : Dia Lebih Optimistis Tentang Ekonomi Bahkan Saat Muncul Kekhawatiran Dari Luar Negeri
Thursday, 15 November 2018 07:58 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |

Ketua Federal Reserve Jerome Powell pada Rabu malam melakukan percakapan dengan presiden Dallas Fed untuk mengkomunikasikan optimisme tentang pertumbuhan ekonomi AS bahkan ketika dia mengakui potensi headwinds, terutama dari luar negeri.

Powell menjawab pertanyaan-pertanyaan yang diajukan kepadanya oleh Presiden Fed Dallas, Rob Kaplan, serta dari para hadirin.

Dengan harapan yang mendekati universal dari kenaikan suku bunga seperempat poin pada bulan depan, Powell terdengar untuk berkomitmen terhadap jalur kenaikan suku bunga bertahap yang sebelumnya dikomunikasikan kepadanya.

œSaya sangat senang tentang keadaan ekonomi saat ini, katanya di awal sambutannya. œKami berada di tempat yang baik, dan saya percaya ekonomi kami dapat tumbuh dan berkembang lebih cepat, katanya pada akhirnya.

Dia mengatakan, bagaimanapun, bahwa Fed berada pada titik di mana ia harus mengambil risiko dari pergerakan terlalu cepat atau terlalu lambat "serius," dan dia mengidentifikasi risiko terhadap prospek ekonomi. Dua kali dia mencatat bahwa ekonomi global sedang melambat, yang disebut Powell sebagai œmemprihatinkan.

Stimulus fiskal yang memburuk dan efek lambat dari kenaikan suku bunga Fed sebelumnya juga menjadi perhatian Powell. (knc)

Sumber : Market Watch

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