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美联储维持利率不变,为降息做好准备

2019/06/20 11:12
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美联储维持目标利率不变,与外界普遍预期一致,但近一半成员目前预计,今年晚些时候将下调政策利率。

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) maintained its target rate as expected by most market participants. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept its March growth projections largely unchanged, but almost half of the committee now anticipates lower policy rates later this year. During his press conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated that the central bank now sees additional risks to the outlook from trade policy, investment intentions, and manufacturing.

与外界普遍预期一致,美联储维持了目标利率。美国联邦公开市场委员会(FOMC)维持其3月份增长预期基本不变,但近一半FOMC成员目前预计,今年晚些时候将下调政策利率。美联储主席鲍威尔在新闻发布会上表示,美联储现在认为贸易政策、投资意向和制造业对经济前景构成了额外的风险。

Key points

要点

  • The Fed left its fed funds target rate at a range of 2.25% – 2.5%.
  • 美联储将联邦基金目标利率维持在2.25% - 2.5%的区间。
  • The combination of recent dovish comments from Fed officials and actual lower policy-rate projections have set the stage for rate cuts later this year.
  • 美联储官员近期的温和言论,加上实际降息预期,为今年晚些时候的降息做好了准备。
  • While continued strength of economic data does not yet warrant an easing in policy, the Fed seems determined to support the current expansion.
  • 尽管持续强劲的经济数据尚不足以证明美联储会放松政策,但美联储似乎决心支持当前的经济扩张。
  • Fed officials have cited ongoing trade uncertainty as a reason for caution.
  • 美联储官员表示,目前的贸易不确定性是保持谨慎的一个原因。
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