31 Total Quotes

Nariman Behravesh Quotes

Because the economy is strong and job growth is strong, the consumer has not felt much pain, but that is likely to change in the next few months, ... I think we are headed for a period of economic weakness mostly related to the oil situation.
Nariman Behravesh
#Economy

Both growth and inflation in the coming months could be stronger than financial markets are currently expecting. There is a growing risk that the Fed will have to tighten further and longer than many analysts anticipate.
Nariman Behravesh
#Growth

Even before the hurricane hit, rising energy prices were having a dampening effect on the economy,
Nariman Behravesh
#Economy

The main thing is cost-savings which radiate out in the form of lower prices for high-tech goods, and higher profit margins for the companies,
Nariman Behravesh
#Cost

This is just more evidence that we have got pretty solid growth and very little inflation.
Nariman Behravesh
#Growth

There is beginning to be evidence that high energy prices are starting to spill over into the rest of the economy.
Nariman Behravesh
#Beginning

These high energy prices are beginning to spill over into the rest of the economy. Finally, airlines are able to raise ticket prices and hotels are able to raise room rates and on and on.
Nariman Behravesh
#Beginning

Record-high energy prices did not spill over into the rest of the economy.
Nariman Behravesh
#Economy

[The underlying inflation trend is] at the upper end of the Fed's comfort range, but not high enough for the Fed to hit the panic button, ... The big question still is: when will the Fed stop raising rates? . . . The Fed will probably stop in November, when the Fed funds rate is at 4 percent.
Nariman Behravesh
#Comfort

The fundamentals for strong capital spending remain in place - record corporate profits and an economy that will post solid growth.
Nariman Behravesh
#Economy

This is bad news, but it's old news, I fully expect the economy to bounce back strongly in the first quarter.
Nariman Behravesh
#Economy

The typical pattern with a natural disaster like this is that the regional economy gets clobbered but you can barely see it in the national statistics. This time it is very different because of the impact on the energy infrastructure.
Nariman Behravesh
#Disaster

His academic work on inflation targeting will be of great comfort to many market analysts and investors who are beginning to fret about inflation,
Nariman Behravesh
#Beginning

Even though consumers may be a little jittery, they haven't stopped spending.
Nariman Behravesh
#Consumers

While there is no room for complacency, the Fed can take comfort in the fact that core inflation remains tame, despite some modest inflationary pressures. Global Insight predicts that the Fed is near the end of its tightening cycle.
Nariman Behravesh
#Comfort

The Fed can take comfort in the fact that core inflation remains tame, despite some modest inflationary pressures - gradually rising wage inflation, tighter capacity constraints and higher oil prices.
Nariman Behravesh
#Comfort

The good news for the U.S. is that growth has diversified. We aren't just relying on the consumer and housing.
Nariman Behravesh
#Growth

It is encouraging that core inflation in 2005 was no higher than the year before even though we had record oil prices. From that perspective, the Fed can feel confident that inflation won't get out of control.
Nariman Behravesh
#Inflation

We are in a much more competitive environment than we were 20 years ago.
Nariman Behravesh
#Environment

The U.K. tried to cool off the housing market and slow their economy a bit, and they're caught in a situation where the economy is slowing but inflation isn't mostly because of oil prices, ... It's a bit of a dilemma, and that's reflected in their split vote.
Nariman Behravesh
#Economy

The problem is the combined effects of the disruptions from Katrina and Rita, plus the ripple effects in the economy from higher energy prices,
Nariman Behravesh
#Economy

This is an economy where airlines are paying record prices for jet fuel, and yet it is very hard to pass through those costs.
Nariman Behravesh
#Economy

It's starting to happen in high-tech professions which we felt were 'ours,' ... That's what's shocking people.
Nariman Behravesh
#People

Auto numbers reflect the ripple effect of incentive programs pulling forward sales from the fourth quarter into the third quarter.
Nariman Behravesh
#Sales

Bush has probably made the best choice among the top contenders for the post and one that is likely to reassure financial markets.
Nariman Behravesh
#Choice

This is bad news, but it's old news.
Nariman Behravesh
#News

These inflation concerns point to more rather than less tightening by the Fed in coming months.
Nariman Behravesh
#Inflation

While inflation remains tame, inflationary pressures keep building. Thus, the Fed can't let its guard down.
Nariman Behravesh
#Inflation

We are just starting to see the impact of Katrina. We are going to see awful inflation numbers, awful employment numbers and awful industrial production numbers for a few months.
Nariman Behravesh
#Inflation

The Fed has been singularly unsuccessful in cooling down the hot U.S. housing market, primarily because its rate hikes have had little impact on long-term interest rates so far,
Nariman Behravesh
#Interest Rates