European Central Bank Announces ‘Last Call’

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
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June 15, 2018—On Thursday, June 14, the European Central Bank (ECB) made the equivalent of a bar’s ‘last call’ before it stops serving alcohol. It announced at its policy meeting that the asset purchase program known as quantitative easing (QE) would be winding down in the fourth quarter of 2018 and ending by the end

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Federal Reserve Announces Rate and Other Changes: Steady Sailing Ahead

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
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June 14, 2018—The much-awaited June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, (which votes on monetary policy actions for the Federal Reserve, or Fed), saw the federal funds target rate raised just as markets expected, by 25 basis points (bps), to 1.75%–2.00%. A few elements of the committee’s statement and press conference are

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