Yellin’ at Yellen, #Grexit spawns #Brexit talk
The Federal Reserve says it's “likely” to raise rates this year for the first time since the financial crisis. That’s exactly what the Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen reiterated on Wednesday morning, in an address to the House Financial Services Committee, adding the US labor market is improving an unemployment is falling.
Ameera also has the latest insight into the Greek debt crisis. Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to express their discontent with the €86 billion ($94 billion) bailout deal that’s now set to go before parliament. She also chats with Martin Katusa, the chairman of Katusa Research and author of ‘The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp,’ about what impact the Iran deal will have on the oil market.
In the second half of the show, Bianca Facchinei looks at the surprise growth in China’s GDP. RT correspondent Manuel Rapalo joins Ameera to talk about the costs of the Afghan war. While anti-EU sentiment in Britain is growing following the Greece crisis and how opponents of the bloc are using these events to advance their calls for a Brexit from the EU.
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