Friday, 1st July 2022

Bank of England follows Fed with rate hike

By France24
17 June 2022   |   12:29 pm
The Bank of England has followed the US Federal Reserve in raising interest rates. Both economies are battling the highest level of inflation in years and hope that tighter monetary policy will curb spiralling price rises. Also in the show: Australia's new government commits to more ambitious emissions reduction targets, and TV critics question Netflix's plans for a reality show based on the life-or-death hit "Squid Game".


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