Oct 8 (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official on Tuesday added her voice to those at the U.S. central bank who wanted to reduce asset purchases last month, though she stressed that 'very supportive' policies remain essential to support the economy.
'For me the improvement in labor markets seemed substantial enough to support a scaling back of the asset purchase program at last month's FOMC meeting,' Cleveland Fed President Sandra Pianalto, who is retiring early next year, said according to prepared remarks.
(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Keywords: USA FED/PIANALTO
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