Trump and Powell met Monday at White House to discuss economy

Credit: REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell met at the White House on Monday morning to discuss "the economy growth, employment and inflation," the Fed said in a statement.

The meeting included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The Fed said Powell "did not discuss his expectations for monetary policy," but did say the Fed's decisions would depend on incoming information about the economy and that it would act "based solely on careful, objective and non-political analysis."

(Reporting by Howard Schneider; Editing by Andrea Ricci)

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