A base rate increase would send shock waves through the financial markets. What would be the effects on the economy? Made in Germany explains the base interest rate. What makes it the linchpin of the financial markets?
The American central bank has announced the end of its post-financial crisis stimulus program, nearly a decade after unleashing massive asset purchases that boosted its balance sheet to levels not seen before.
The US central bank has signaled it's ready to start selling more than a trillion dollars worth of assets it accumulated in the wake of the financial crisis, suggesting the US economy can do without further stimulus.
The world’s most powerful central bankers are gathering in the US to exchange views over the myriad of problems and uncertainties they confront. But they will do their utmost not to send any clear signal to the markets.
The US Federal Reserve is starting a two-day review of its monetary policy. Markets expect the third interest rate increase since December 2016 at its conclusion.
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