The Monday Mix: Nov. 6 – 12, 2023

Top-of-mind economic news as we start the week:

The Fed’s key interest rate may still not be high enough to reduce inflation to 2%, said Fed Chair Jerome Powell, indicating more hikes possible. 

The average balance on U.S. credit cards was recently $6,000, a 10-year high; 20% was average interest rate on balances. 

The U.S. and Chinese presidents will meet on Wednesday in San Francisco to discuss  trade, Taiwan and tense U.S.-China relations.

The U.K. economy is likely to post zero growth through 2025, forecast the Bank of England, but avoid a recession. 

The U.S. will invest $2 billion in 150 U.S. government construction projects to incentivize the production and use of low-carbon materials.