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Dudley Says September Hike Possible, Markets Too Complacent

  • New York Fed chief says getting closer to time for tightening
  • Expects economic growth to pick up in second half of the year
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Fed's Dudley Roils Treasuries With Rate-Hike Complacency

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The Federal Reserve could potentially raise interest rates as soon as next month, New York Fed President William Dudley said, warning investors that they are underestimating the likelihood of increases in borrowing costs.

“We’re edging closer towards the point in time where it will be appropriate, I think, to raise interest rates further,” Dudley, who serves as vice chairman of the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee, said Tuesday on Fox Business Network. Asked whether the FOMC could vote to raise the benchmark rate at its next meeting Sept. 20-21, Dudley said, “I think it’s possible.”