Fed downplays Delta risks as interest rates left unchanged

The message was 'somewhat hawkish'

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The Federal Reserve hinted at the end of tapering at its latest meeting

The Federal Reserve hinted at the end of tapering at its latest meeting

The US Federal Reserve left interest rates and its multi-billion monthly programme of bond purchases unchanged after its latest meeting on Wednesday (28 July), as the central bank played down concerns about the coronavirus Delta variant in the US.

Jerome Powell, chair of the US Federal Reserve, said the bank "expects further progress" and that "if things go well" it will reach that goal. "And when we reach it, and the committee is comfortable...

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