Fed cuts target rate to near zero, pledges liquidity injection in Coronavirus response

Jonathan Boyd
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The US Federal Reserve has cut its target rate to 0-0.25% following an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, and pledged to inject liquidity into the US financial system through purchases of some $500bn of US Treasuries, and $200bn of agency mortgage-backed securities. Liquidity operations will target areas including the so-called discount window - the Fed will lower the primary credit rate by 150 bps to 0.25% effective 16 March; facilatating intraday credit; adjustin...

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Jonathan Boyd
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Jonathan Boyd

Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope.

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