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The Federal Reserve is both raising short-term interest rates and planning to shrink its balance sheet. Other developed market central banks are now poised to sharply curtail bond purchases. In our latest Quadrant series, watch Steven Wieting evaluate whether the steps central banks plan represent a severe threat to economic expansion and asset markets. Amid dueling explanations for what has driven markets, we believe that growth matters most. Central bank tightening steps should not be evaluated in isolation.