The Fed increased the official rate in the US from 0.75 to 1 percent. The central bank appears keen to keep its promise of December last year. At the time, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) implied that the official rate would be raised three times in the course of 2017. Is this unexpected rate hike in March a reason for sceptics as yours truly to expect two additional rate hikes? In my view, we should still call such expectations seriously into question.
First about that rate hike... »