Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a briefing at the US Federal Reserve on December 13, 2017 in Washington. The US central bank raised the benchmark interest rate for the third and final time this year. Photo: AFP Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a briefing at the US Federal Reserve on December 13, 2017 in Washington. The US central bank raised the benchmark interest rate for the third and final time this year. Photo: AFP
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a briefing at the US Federal Reserve on December 13, 2017 in Washington. The US central bank raised the benchmark interest rate for the third and final time this year. Photo: AFP

Federal Reserve raises US interest rates, predicting tax cuts will provide ‘some lift’ to economy

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a briefing at the US Federal Reserve on December 13, 2017 in Washington. The US central bank raised the benchmark interest rate for the third and final time this year. Photo: AFP Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a briefing at the US Federal Reserve on December 13, 2017 in Washington. The US central bank raised the benchmark interest rate for the third and final time this year. Photo: AFP
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a briefing at the US Federal Reserve on December 13, 2017 in Washington. The US central bank raised the benchmark interest rate for the third and final time this year. Photo: AFP
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