The dollar traded mixed on the decision of the U.S. Federal reserve at a rate of

The dollar traded mixed on the decision of the U.S. Federal reserve at a rate of


The dollar index (the dollar against a basket of six currencies of countries — major U.S. trading partners) decreased by 0.03% – to the point of 98.03. The Euro-dollar exchange rate has grown up to 1,0934 1,0932 of the dollar from the dollar to the Euro.

MOSCOW, 16 Dec. The dollar is trading mixed against foreign currencies after the decision of the Federal reserve system (the fed) to increase the basic interest rate from a record low level of 0-0. 25% 0.25-0.5 per cent, according to AFP.

As at 22.26 GMT the dollar index (the dollar against a basket of six currencies of countries — major U.S. trading partners) decreased by 0.03% — to the point of 98.03. The Euro-dollar exchange rate has grown up to 1,0934 1,0932 of the dollar from the dollar to the Euro. The dollar against the yen grew up to 121,94 yen per dollar with 121,67 yen per dollar on Tuesday.

Prior to the announcement of the fed decision, the dollar index fell 0.1%, to 98.3 points, the Euro against the dollar grew to 1,0959 dollar to the Euro and the dollar against the yen rose to 121,72 yen per dollar.

Earlier Wednesday, the U.S. Federal reserve after the latest meeting for the first time since 29 June 2006 has raised the benchmark interest rate to 0.25-0.5% per annum with a record low of 0-0,25%,.

The fed last raised the base rate 29 June 2006. In 2007-2008, the regulator gradually reduced rate until, until it reached the lowest level of 0-0. 25% in December 2008.