Fed saw July rate cut as insurance for growth and inflation
The minutes began with a lengthy discussion of the Fed's policy strategy review, which indicated that officials aren't ruling out any options, including an expansion of their policy toolkit.
Caution grips Asian shares as Fed events loom large
Traders are also awaiting the central bank's annual Jackson Hole seminar later this week.
Gold prices steady above $1,500; Fed minutes in focus
US gold futures were down 0.2 per cent at $1,512.90 an ounce.
Trump says Fed should cut interest rates by 100 bps
“The Fed Rate, over a fairly short period of time, should be reduced by at least 100 basis points, with perhaps some quantitative easing as well,” Trump said.
Powell likely to use Jackson Hole to suggest Fed ready to cut
The Fed chair will want to avoid feeding the pessimism in the financial markets.
74 per cent of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021
In February, 77% of the economists expected a recession either this year, next year or in 2021.
Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates
In two tweets Monday, Trump kept up his pressure on the Fed and its chairman Jerome Powell, saying the U.S. economy was strong "despite the horrendous lack of vision by Jay Powell and the Fed."
Markets register a shock, but is Trump right to blame the Fed?
Compared to the prior two recessions, the Fed may actually be ahead of the curve.
Amazon ambassadors flood Twitter with 'fake' messages: Report
The employees -- known as "fulfillment centre (FC) ambassadors" -- have flooded Twitter in recent times, tweeting about how much they love working at Amazon, the Vice reported.
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