Analysts have warned about a looming recession in the US. This is following the Federal Reserve’s biggest increase in interest rates since 1994.
The looming recession warned by analysts is also a result of the signs of weaker consumer spending.
According to reports by Bloomberg, the Fed hiked its policy rate by 75 basis points Wednesday to a range of 1.5% to 1.75%. This left officials to intensify their battle against inflation that’s remained stubbornly high.
Wells Fargo & Co. now forecasts a “mild recession” starting in mid-2023. Meanwhile, the Feds are taking steps to address the inflation eating deep into the economy.
In other news, US retail sales fell for the first time in five months in May as higher prices hit consumer pocketbooks.