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US Fed raises rates by 25 bps, on course for one more hike in 2017

US stocks rose after the Fed announcement, while the dollar reversed some of its earlier losses


The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months, citing continued US economic growth and job market strength, and announced it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year. The decision lifted the US central bank's benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point to a target range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent as it proceeds with its first tightening cycle in more than a decade. In its statement following a two-day meeting, the Fed's policy-setting committee indicated the economy had been ...

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 00:37 IST