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Federal Reserve Rate Increase Impacts Poor Country Debt


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Federal Reserve Rate Increase Impacts Poor Country Debt

Jubilee USA

WASHINGTON - The US Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates at its meetings tomorrow. It would be the first rate increase since 2006. The interest rate increase could make it more difficult for some developing countries to repay their loans.

Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious debt watch-dog group Jubilee USA, releases the following statement:

"One outcome of an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve is higher debt payments for poor countries.

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