Fed expected to hold fire on rates in very close call: Reuters poll

September 17, 2015 12:43 PM

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Fed expected to hold fire on rates in very close call: Reuters poll

The U.S. Federal Reserve will hold fire a bit longer on its first interest rate rise in nearly a decade, according to a little over half of economists in a Reuters poll who only last week narrowly predicted the Fed will pull the trigger on Thursday.

The survey of 80 economists based in North America and Europe was taken over the last 24 hours as each panelist was asked to reconfirm if they still held the same position, while a few who couldn't be reached last week were also polled.

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