US Federal Reserve ends QE stimulus programme
The US Federal Reserve has announced it is ending its quantitative easing (QE) stimulus programme begun in 2008.
The Fed said it was confident the US economic recovery would continue, despite a global economic slowdown.
The targets for inflation and reduction in unemployment were on track, the Fed said in a statement.
The central bank, which also said it would not raise interest rates for a "considerable time", has gradually cut back QE since last year.
BBC News - US Federal Reserve ends QE stimulus programme