Business: All Time Low

A milestone in Federal Reserve history was passed last week. Following the example of the Reserve Banks of Chicago, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Richmond, which cut their rediscount rates from 2% to 1½% (TIME, Aug. 30), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last week cut its rate from 1½% to 1%. This is the lowest fee for loans to member banks ever posted by any central bank in the world. Sample rates in Europe today: Bank of France and Reichsbank. 4%; Bank of England and Bank of The Netherlands. 2% ; Swiss National Bank,...

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