The decision of the Federal Reserve to keep its policy unchanged for the time being provoked a strong reaction in the American indices, postponing the beginning of the gradual lifting of the support measures for the near future.
The Wall Street stock market closed sharply as investors seemed to be reassured - in part - by the promise of Chinese giant real estate group Evergrande that it would repay part of its debt today, although it remains uncertain. which is also pending today.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed with an increase of 338,48 points (+ 1%), to 34.258,32 points.
The Nasdaq index, which is dominated by securities of technology companies, closed with an increase of 150,45 points (+ 1,02%), to 14.896,85 points.
The broader S&P 500 index, more indicative of the general trend, closed with an increase of 41,45 points (+ 0,95%), to 4.395,64 points.