Fed announces FOMC's 2008 schedule

The US Federal Reserve, the American central bank, on 1 June announced the tentative schedule for next year's Federal Open Market Committee meetings.

The FOMC is the American central bank's rate setting body and will meet on eight occasions in 2008.

The tentative dates for next year are a follows:

29 - 30 January

18 March

29 - 30 April

24 - 25 June

5 August

16 September

28 - 29 October

16 December

The remaining FOMC meetings for this year will take place on: 27 - 28 June

7 August

18 September