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Fed rate moves could spell end to Asian easing - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The long cycle of falling interest rates...

Fed rate moves could spell end to Asian easing - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The long cycle of falling interest rates...

By Vidya Ranganathan | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE The long cycle of falling interest rates in Asia could be over after the U.S. Federal Reserve's third rate rise in 15 months was followed quickly by monetary tightening in the world's second-biggest economy, China. The Fed's widely anticipated rise of 25 basis points on Wednesday was also only its third since the global financial crisis, having reined in earlier temptations to raise rates out of concern for the impact on fragile emerging economies that still needed looser monetary conditions. But the Fed signaled again that such reticence is over, repeating its projections for at least two more rate rises this year as the U.S. economy strengthens. (For a graphic on Fed's target rate and future projections click tmsnrt.rs/1PbXyzs ) "At the very least, the Fed's desire to step up the pace of policy normalization has changed the conv...

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-economy-idUSKBN1...

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