Given the lacklustre pace of recovery of the US economy, most participants expected the Fed to stick to its initial plan: gradual rate tightening. Instead, the minutes of the March FOMC meeting revealed that the members discussed extensively the strategy to start unloading the $4.5 trillion of bonds and mortgage-backed securities that currently sit on its balance. Technically, the Fed did not actually discussed to sell those assets but rather change the committee’s reinvestment policy later this year.
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The World Interest Rates Table reflects the current interest rates of the main countries around the world, set by their respective Central Banks. Rates typically reflect the health of individual economies, as in a perfect scenario, Central Banks tend to rise rates when the economy is growing and therefore instigate inflation.
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