STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president Dennis Lockhart said Wednesday he is not leaning toward supporting monetary tightening.

Lockhart, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Atlanta Fed’s annual financial markets conference, said he will be watching both inflation indicators and the pace of economic growth to judge when he thinks it is time to tighten, but said that as of now he does not see a need to change monetary policy.

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