Analysts split on FOMC outlook

The decision to hold rates at 2% was widely expected, but the Federal Open Market Committee's post-meeting statement has divided Fed watchers.

Analysts, searching for some indication of the direction of Fed policy, were split on whether to view the statement as more or less dovish than the 25 June release.

In the June statement, the FOMC said that "although downside risks to growth remain, they appear to have diminished somewhat." In the August statement, the reference to risks having "dimini

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