Economy

US Central Bank Reduces Monthly Bond Purchases to $65 Billioni
X
January 30, 2014 1:59 AM
The U.S. central bank says it will trim another $10 billion from its bond buying program, saying that despite weaker than expected job growth, the world’s largest economy is gaining strength. The announcement Wednesday means the Federal Reserve will buy $65 billion in securities next month, instead of the $75 billion it purchased in January. The program, called quantitative easing, is credited with stimulating the U.S. economy by making more money available to investors and keeping interest rates low. But as Mil Arcega reports, investors who have grown accustomed to the monetary stimulus are having a hard time letting go.

US Central Bank Reduces Monthly Bond Purchases to $65 Billion

Published January 29, 2014

The U.S. central bank says it will trim another $10 billion from its bond buying program, saying that despite weaker than expected job growth, the world’s largest economy is gaining strength. The announcement Wednesday means the Federal Reserve will buy $65 billion in securities next month, instead of the $75 billion it purchased in January. The program, called quantitative easing, is credited with stimulating the U.S. economy by making more money available to investors and keeping interest rates low. But as Mil Arcega reports, investors who have grown accustomed to the monetary stimulus are having a hard time letting go.


You May Like

Video VOA EXCLUSIVE: Iraq President Vows to Fight IS 'Until They Are Killed or We Die'

In wide-ranging interview with VOA Persian service reporter, Fuad Masum describes conflict as new type of fight that will take time to win More

Video Russian Anti-Corruption Campaigner Slams Putin’s Crackdown on Dissent

In interview with VOA Alexei Navalny says he believes new law against 'undesirable NGOs' part of move to keep Russian president in power More

Video On The Scene: In Ethiopia, 'Are You a Journalist?' Is a Loaded Question

VOA's Anita Powell describes the difficulties faced by reporters in fully conveying the story in a country where people are reticent to share their true opinions More