nampaknya financial crisis dah makin serious nih...first time aku tgk sume central bank major countries cut rate diorang....to boost economy diorang la kan
msia plak..any action from bnm?
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, acting in coordination with other global central banking authorities, cut a key U.S. interest rate by half a percentage point Wednesday to steady a teetering economy.
The Fed reduced its key rate from 2 percent to 1.5 percent.
In Europe, which also has been hard hit by the financial crisis, the Bank of England cut its rate by half a point to 4.5 percent, while the European Central Bank sliced its rate to 3.75 percent.
Other central banks also taking part include the banks of Canada, Sweden, and Switzerland.
China also cut its key interest rates Wednesday for a second time in less than one month to stimulate slowing economic growth amid the global credit crisis.