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Fed Rate Decision: No Surprises?

December 16th, 2015

Episode 416 of 836 episodes

It's set to be a momentous day for the global economy with the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, widely expected to announce a rise in interest rates after keeping rates at or near zero for seven years. The BBC's Michelle Fleury hears from businesses in New York about how the expected rate rise will affect them. Randy Kroszner, economics professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a former governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009, tells us how Fed meetings deciding on rates are conducted. Also, Andrew Wilson, chief executive of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International, talks about the global impact, and Ramon Aracena, chief economist for Latin America at The Institute of International Finance, tells us why Latin American central bankers just want the rate rise over and done with. (Picture: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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