Yellen

Reuters: Global economy worries prompt Fed to hold rates steady

Article published: Sep 17, 2015 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary

IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (interest rates, monetary policy)

Fed Chair Janet Yellen stated that “The outlook abroad appears to have become less certain,” as a reason for not increasing interest rates yet. In addition, U.S. inflation is very low too, which is also an answer why the committee has decided to wait.

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