Federal Reserve Braces for Smaller Rate Hikes Ahead, Talks Recession Risks: Minutes

The Federal Reserve does not believe inflation pressures are easing, according to minutes from the November Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting.
Meeting participants noted that inflation risks were “skewed to the upside,” adding that “a persistent reduction in inflation could require a greater-than-assumed amount of tightening in financial conditions.”
With risks to real activity in the economy amid deteriorating conditions, the Fed touched upon the possibility of a recession in 2023.
“The staff, therefore, continued to judge that the risks to the baseline projection for real activity were skewed to the downside and viewed the possibility that the economy would enter a recession sometime over the next year as almost as likely as the baseline,” the minutes stated….

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