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US Fed to keep pace of bond-buying plan

12-15-2010 08:34 BJT

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The US Federal Reserve says it will maintain the pace of its 600-billion US dollar Treasury bond-buying program, because a slowly improving economy is still too weak to bring down high unemployment.

Fed policymakers added, they left open the option, of buying MORE bonds,or LESS, depending if the economy weakens or strengthens. The bond purchases are intended to LOWER, long-term interest rates,... lift stock prices, and encourage higher spending. Critics contend, that the program will do little, to help the economy, and COULD hurt it, by unleashing inflation and speculative buying, in assets like stocks.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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