The US Federal Reserve has kept its $85bn-a-month bond buying in place, in an effort to keep borrowing costs low and bolster the economy.
The central bank’s rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee also kept its key interest rate at zero to 0.25%.
It said unemployment remained too high for a change in its quantitative easing policy.
The US economy rebounded in the first quarter to grow by 2.5%, but was still below expectations.
The Federal Reserve uses quantitative easing, a policy of buying bonds, to increase the money supply and improve liquidity in the financial system in the hope of sparking economic growth and supporting employment.
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