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Video: Christine Lagarde’s predictions for US interest rates

Christine Lagarde
President, European Central Bank
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The Fed is probably going to raise rates this year. Our expectation at the IMF is that it’s more likely to happen in mid-year than at the end of 2015, contrary to what markets expect. The fact that the Fed is going to do that is good news in and of itself because it shows that two things are moving in the right direction, employment is up, unemployment down, and inflation is hopefully giving little signs of moving up in the right direction.

Watch a clip of Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, addressing the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos above, and catch up with her full session on the future of quantitative easing, here.

Image: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks at the Ending the Experiment event in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

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