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MNI TRANSCRIPT: Powell on Growth

     WASHINGTON (MNI) - The following is the portion of a transcript from
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's press conference after the FOMC meeting
     Q: You are talking about how the lower rates of affected consumer. Less
potency on the business side, that you are in effect pushing on a string?
     A: Monetary policy works through the channels that we understand. The
affects are clear of what we think interest rate sensitive sector. I think it is
-- I think interest rates are a factor in business investment but I don't
believe they are the main factor, main driver. And I think we know what one
would like to see for to support greater manufacturing activity business
investment and exports would be a global recovery and a lot of monetary policy
accommodation and fiscal accommodation maybe in the global economy now. Not here
but perhaps elsewhere. And that should turn -- that should support growth in the
global economy and again resolution of our trade issues would contribute to that
over time as well.
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