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In graphics: Explaining the Fed

The Federal Reserve is moving towards an interest rate rise later this year.

It would be the first increase since borrowing costs were cut to near zero during the 2008 financial crisis.

However, the US central bank said conditions in the labour market and inflation did not yet warrant an increase.

Find out more about the Fed and the decision it is facing, in this graphic.

  • 18 Jun 2015
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