Impact of 'tapering' from small town US to Indonesia
30 January 2014 Last updated at 14:05 GMT
Financial markets around the world have reacted nervously to the latest move by the US Federal Reserve to wind down its economic stimulus package.
It has cut another $10bn from its operation to buy up bonds, making it on course to wind down the Quantitative Easing programme by America's summer.
Linda Yueh travelled from small town America to big city Indonesia to find out how it could affect businesses worldwide.