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Benign inflation and weak labor market dictates Fed course on bond purchases

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November 2
11:16 AM 2013

According to a Reuters report, The US Federal Reserve would likely stay on its course to acquire USD85 billion worth of bonds monthly as long as the labor market would remain weak and inflation would be benign. The report disclosed that the bond-buying program was a financial effort to revive the state's economy.

The Fed said inflation would likely be at 2%, but an economic gauge would most likely be below consumer price index (CPI).

Inflation was a bit flat in the months prior to the government shutdown. Core CPI from the months of August and October rose just 0.1%. However the CPI in September absorbed the increase of the CPI in the past 12 months to 1.7%.

According to ADP National Employment Report data, private sector employment was below analysts's expectations to only 130,000 new jobs. October would be the fourth straight month that the private sector had recorded low employment.

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