Central banks and governments around the world introduced a range of monetary and fiscal measures to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The Federal Reserve quickly lowered its policy rate to close to zero to support economic activity and took extraordinary measures to stabilise markets and bolster the flow of credit to households and businesses. Andreas Lehnert, director of the financial stability division of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, discusses the full range of tools the Fed is using to support the US economy.
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