Fed's Barkin sees somewhat slower growth in 2019 vs last year

Author: Adam Button | Category: Central Banks

Barkin's speech out early

The speech is similar to his talk on January 4.

The headlines were scheduled to come out at 1335 GMT. There is a Q&A which will start shortly.

  • Core growth is only in the 1.9% range
  • Productivity slowdown is real, due partly to business underinvestment
  • Hears concern partly driven by trade, politics, market, margin pressure
  • Hears concerns about how long growth can continue

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