First Word Asia: Is U.S. Growth as Good as it Gets?

Bryan Curtis and Doug Krizner.
Bryan Curtis and Doug Krizner.
Source: Bloomberg

Dec. 11, 2015

"The U.S. economy is growing at 2.5 percent — this is as good as it gets. The long-term trend is about two percent so we're actually growing faster than the trend; we have to do it now and if we wait much longer (to raise interest rates) it's going to be much more difficult," said Bart Van Ark, Executive Vice President/Chief Economist, Conference Board on First Word Asia.

He spoke with Bloomberg's Bryan Curtis and Doug Krizner about China and U.S. interest rates. 

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