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WEEKLY REVIEW: Oil prices and the Fed’s monetary policy in focus

15 April 2016 Konstantin Meinhardt

Oil prices and the Fed's monetary policy were in focus this week. It is getting clearer this week that the Fed would not hike its interest rate in April. Fed officials need more information to be convinced for a vote for an interest rate hike.

This week's U.S. economic was mixed. The consumer price inflation in the U.S. declined in March and is likely to remain low due to low energy prices. Higher oil prices could help to boost inflation.

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