ong the dignitaries at上海乌托邦ing the celebration were

Chief Executive Carrie Lam; Tung Chee-hwa, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political C

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the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Xie Feng, commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P

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Earlier this week, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, the nation’s t

上海乌托邦女神会所op Hong Kong affairs authority, stressed Hong Kong’s priority is to punish those engaged in violent acts. He appealed to

people from all walks of life in Hong Kong to reject violence and stand firm in defense of the rule of law.

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amid rising concerns over trade tensions, a slowing global economy and muted inflation pressures.

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed’s rate-setting body,

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ent to 2.25 percent after concluding its two-day policy meeting, in line with market expectation.

“Through the course of the year, weak global growth, trade policy uncertai

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ropriate path of interest rates,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Despite strong job growth and solid consumer spending, the cen

上海乌托邦女神会所tral bank chief pointed out that manufacturing output has declined for two consecutive qua

rters, business fixed investment fell in the second quarter, and domestic inflation shortfall has continued.

“The Committee moved from expecting rate increases this year, to a上海乌托邦

patient stance about any changes, and then to today’s action,” Powell said.

“It’s primarily about risk management and a recalibration in response to rising ri

上海乌托邦女神会所sks associated with global growth and trade tensions,” Tim Duy, professor at the Uni

versity of Oregon and a Fed expert, wrote in a Bloomberg opinion piece earlier this week.

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