In the United States for the first time in six months increased the discount rate

The Federal reserve raised the interest rate by 0.25%. — to 1.25–1.50% per annum.

This was reported on the website of the regulator.

In a statement, the fed said that made the decision to raise the discount rate on the assumption that the labor market in the U.S. continues to strengthen, and economic activity in the country is growing. According to forecasts, annual inflation will remain slightly below 2% in the medium term stabiliziruemost about 2% of the target level.

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This is the first rate hike in the US over the past six months. In previous times it was increased in June of this year. In 2018, the fed is planning three more times to raise interest rates. The growth forecast of U.S. GDP in 2018, was increased from 2.1% to 2.5%.

The first rate hike in the US after a long break took place in December 2015. Until 2015, the fed raised rates in 2006. Then, with the advent of the mortgage and the ensuing financial crisis, the fed for the first time in the history of America has reduced the rate (i.e. the interest rate at which commercial banks borrow money from the regulator) to almost zero.

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