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Fed Seen Cutting Rates Twice More in 2019 Before Holding Steady

  • International trade disputes seen as biggest threat looming
  • Powell’s communications performance ‘needs improvement’

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U.S. central bankers will trim interest rates by a quarter percentage point next week, and again in December, before leaving the target range for their benchmark rate at 1.5%-1.75% for an extended period, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg.