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Fed not aiming for higher inflation, Gov Stein says

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WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve wants theeconomy to grow more robustly but is not actively seeking higherinflation rates, Fed Board Governor Jeremy Stein said onThursday.

"I disagree with the premise that what we're doing isseeking to gin up inflation," he said in response to questionsat the Brookings Institution.

(Reporting by Pedro Nicolaci da Costa; Editing by JamesDalgleish)

((Pedro.DaCosta@thomsonreuters.com))

Keywords: USA FED/STEIN INFLATION