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done for now that's the message gleaned from minutes released Wednesday from the federal reserve's meeting in January committee members were clearly worried a risk to US economic growth muted inflation financial markets tore moral and quote uncertainty surrounding the evolution of U. S. and foreign governments policies that spread speak for trade wars and Bridget were enough reasons to pause and hold off on any more rate hikes New York fed president John Williams was that that meeting and on board for that sharp turn in policy he recently told Reuters exclusively the economic climate would have to improve before he'd vote to raise rates again obviously the world can change the economy may play out perform our expectations that anime under perform and we're ready to adjust policy however is needed if you know I don't think of it is it would take a big a big change but it would just be a different kind of outlook either for growth or inflation Williams is not alone according to the minutes many policy makers at the meeting word shore a change in rates will be needed at all this year and there's a split over what they're looking for several said resuming rate hikes would depend on inflation heating up while others said a pick up in economic growth would be enough for the rate hikes to be back on one thing that was unanimous the fed agreed in January that it was prudent to be in its word patient before raising rates again group will have to take up the topic when they meet next in March honorary