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Business daily – Federal Reserve sets the stage for March interest rate hike

BUSINESS DAILY
BUSINESS DAILY © France 24

The US Federal Reserve is setting the stage to raise interest rates in March, to combat elevated inflation. It’s also taking further steps to phase out its emergency support of the US economy. Nancy Vanden Houten, Lead US Economist at Oxford Economics, says America’s central bank has limited tools to fight the surge in prices. Also in the show – workers at France’s EDF go on strike, over government efforts to limit electricity bills. 

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