The Chairman of the Federal reserve system of the USA Janet Yellen announced the decision to raise the interbank interest rates in the United States by 0.25% to 0.75% -1%.
The decision Yellen did not surprise against the background of positive economic data in recent months. The vast majority of analysts predicted this move, and some speculated that the increase is even more significant.
This is just a third rate hike in the US over the last decade. In the message of Federal Reserve predicted two more rate hike before the end of this year, and three rate hike in 2018 and 2019.
The hike in is a little to facilitate the work of the Bank of Israel, reducing pressure on the shekel exchange rate is in relation to foreign currencies is steadily growing in recent months.