United States has increased its interest rates by 0.25 percentage points, from 0.25% to an annual rate of 0.5%.
The key rates a tool used by Central Banks to implement monetary policy.
An increase in interest rates is used to slow down inflation and protect the currency. .
This change is the first to have taken place since on December17th 2015, when the Central Bank increasedinterest rates by 0.25 percentage points to 0.25%.
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