Fed’s Neel Kashkari says coronavirus economic recovery ‘could be a long, hard road’
Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, in an interview on February 17, 2016.
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Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said Sunday he expects the path to economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be a “long, hard road,” pouring cold water on hopes for a “V-shaped” rebound.
Kashkari, who oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program that the U.S. implemented in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that expectations for a sharp, speedy recovery seem too optimistic.
“It would be wonderful if some new therapy were developed in the next couple months,” Kashkari said. “Then potentially we would have a V-shaped recovery” – a phrase describing a steep market decline followed by a galloping rally.
But “barring some health-care miracle like that, it seems we’re going to have various phases of …continued .
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