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Finance world awaits Fed's interest rate call

Finance world awaits Fed's interest rate call
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. (Image: Bloomberg)
The Wall Street Journal
An interest-rate decision by the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday will be the highlight of the FX and bond markets this week, with interest rates fully expected to stay on hold, leaving the focus on any clues about whether rates could be lowered in the coming months. Further US economic data will also be watched, alongside inflation figures from eurozone countries and Scandinavia.Japan’s central bank decision will be the main focus in Asia, with traders also watching interest-rate announcements from China, Thailand and Taiwan.Growth d...

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