US Federal Reserve
With the latest increase, the Fed's target interest rate is set in a range between 4.50% and 4.75% — its highest level since late 2007. The Fed has been rapidly hiking rates since March of 2022 in a bid to snuff out persistent inflation.
22 Sep 2022
The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.75 percent for the third time in a row, bringing America's borrowing costs to the highest level since 2008. Like other central banks, the Fed hopes to tame inflation, which is hovering near 40-year highs.
16 Dec 2021
The Federal Reserve is paving the way for possible interest rate hikes next year, in an effort to contain stubbornly high inflation. At the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, the central bank announced plans to phase out its large-scale bond-buying program faster than initially planned. The Fed started purchasing bonds during the pandemic as a way to keep borrowing costs across the economy low and to prevent any market disruptions.