US Fed unveils new steps to boost liquidity, manage rates

Oct 11, 2019: The Federal Reserve on Friday announced a new program to boost liquidity in the US financial plumbing and allow the central bank to better manage interest rates, but without changing monetary policy.

In the new program, the New York Fed will buy about $60 billion a month in short term US Treasury debt through the second quarter of next year to ensure “the supply of reserves remains ample,” according to a statement.

However, the changes are “purely technical” and “do not represent a change in the stance of monetary policy.”

It also will continue through at least January the recently implemented steps to inject funds into the US markets on a daily basis.

AFP/APP

Posted on: 2019-10-12T05:15:00+05:00

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