Comments from Barclays on the Reserve Bank of Australia: – Against the disinflationary backdrop, we think the RBA is likely to look through the gradual decline in unemployment. –
Comments by St Louis Fed president James Bullard – There is no need to take on the yield curve – The Fed needs to be very careful – Market outlook is flattening the yield curve ForexLive
Mester on CNBC – Mester will be boosted her growth forecast closer to 3% for the year – This quarter has been strong so far – The Fed’s path has been the right one so far A higher growth forecast is nothing too surprising so far.
Further comments by Bullard, as he speaks to Bloomberg TV – Markets are putting highs odds on a September rate hike – Thinks that they are close or very close to neutral rates now ForexLive
Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan speaking in a Bloomberg TV interview – Leverage and asset prices are at pretty high levels Rajan was in the running at one stage to be next gov of the Bank of England
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Orr speaking on Bloomberg TV. Orr is in Jackson Hole for the Fed symposium NZD off a few wee tics ForexLive
Kaplan on CNBC ForexLive
Kaplan will be interviewed on CNBC CNBC is touting an interview with the Fed’s Kaplan at 3 pm ET (1900GMT). In my experience, these interviews rarely take place at the advertised time but watch out for headlines some time in the next hour.
The picture doesn’t make sense Today’s initial jobless claims number was once again near the lowest levels since the 1960s — a time when there were far fewer people in the United States. The unemployment rate is at 3.9%, the lowest since the early 2000s. Job openings are very yet.
Kansas City Fed president Esther George spoke to Bloomberg TV earlier – Favours two more rate hikes this year – Upside and downside risks to outlook appear to be offsetting ForexLive