미국 연방준비제도이사회가 경제 회생 정책의 일환으로 16일 연방금리를 인하할 것으로 예상되고 있습니다.

연방준비제도이사회의 공개시장위원회는 현행 연방금리 1퍼센트를 최소한 0.25퍼센트에서 0.5퍼센트까지 인하할 것으로 관측되고 있습니다.

벤 버냉키 연방준비제도이사회 의장은 금리 인하와 더불어 정부 국채 매수 등 경기 하강을 막기 위한 일련의 금융 정책을 발표할 예정입니다.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to cut the key interest rate today (Tuesday), as the central bank continues efforts to stem the nation's free-falling economy.

The Fed's Open Market Committee is expected to cut the current one percent interest rate by at least a quarter percentage point and more likely a half percentage point to one of the lowest rates on record.

In addition to the rate cut, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to announce a series of additional steps the bank is preparing to take to prevent an economic collapse. Among the steps being considered is purchasing large amounts of U.S. government bonds to inject more cash into the economy to encourage lending.

The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Monday that social unrest may erupt in many places unless nations take stronger action to boost the global economy.