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Fed chief says policy guidance beneficial but must be conditional
November 14, 2017 / 10:51 AM / a month ago

Fed chief says policy guidance beneficial but must be conditional

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve’s guidance about its likely future policy path is beneficial but should always be viewed as conditional on how the economy actually develops, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the 'Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress' on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

“All guidance should be conditional and related to the outlook for the economy,” Yellen told a European Central Bank conference in Frankfurt.

Reporting by Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa; Editing by Catherine Evans

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