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Stronger US economy could spur earlier Fed hike in 2018: survey

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There was near unanimity among economists surveyed that the central bank will raise the target range for the federal funds rate a quarter percentage point after its meeting starting on Tuesday.

Washington

A STRENGTHENING US economy may spur the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates twice in the next 3 1/2 months as a tight labour market pushes risks to the upside, a Bloomberg survey showed.

Median results of the survey of 41 economists, conducted from Dec 5-7, showed

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