The Federal Reserve is the United States' central bank. It's played a pivotal role in guiding the US through the global financial crisis through its low-interest monetary policy.
The Federal reserve is the guardian of financial stability in the US. This page collates recent DW content on the central bank's moves and decisions.
In Venezuela, as inflation tops one million percent, those who are able to are turning to the US dollar as a stable alternative to the national currency. Stores where products are priced only in US dollars are springing up in Venezuelan cities – but they’re out of reach for those who the currency crisis has hit hardest.
We are drowning in plastic! It pollutes our oceans, beaches, rivers and forests. Let's talk solutions. We meet "trash heroes" in Indonesia's Bali who are trying to do away with plastic. The East African country of Kenya was so fed up with its plastic waste, it imposed a ban on plastic bags one year ago. We check in to see how they are faring. And we have more on bioplastics.