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INSIGHT: US Fed rate hike: Sell on fact

Jakarta | Mon, March 20, 2017 | 08:40 am
INSIGHT: US Fed rate hike: Sell on fact A calm market and stable US dollar mean emerging market assets look more interesting. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

PREMIUM Last Wednesday the US Federal Reserve raised its key policy rate by 25 basis points to a range of 0.75 percent and 1 percent. This was widely expected as Janet Yellen had given strong signals in recent weeks. Contrary to simple logic, it raised stock market indices and lowered US treasury bond yields. Also the US dollar weakened a little against emerging market currencies. Why? And what does it...

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