The Federal Reserve (Fed, or central bank of the United States) decided, in this quarter-feira (22), to raise the tax rate of the country in 0.25 percentage point, which passed for the rate from 4.75% to 5% .
The move comes amidst the repercussions of the banking crisis that hit global markets in the last week, after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, not Vale do Silício, and the purchase of Credit Suisse by Swiss rival UBS.
The turbulence led operators to bet on a stronger stance on the part of the Fed this month, with a minority of two market analysts (close to 15%) at the same time specifying the maintenance of two juros in this quarter. However, the vast majority expected an increase of 0.25 pp, which was confirmed at the monetary policy meeting.
It is clear that, now, the Fed is trying to avoid more drastic developments in the banking crisis, while looking at the downturn in the North American economy.
*Posted by Tamara Nassif, from CNN. With information from Reuters.
Source: CNN Espanol