The U.S. Federal Reserve is getting ready to raise short-term interest rates at a time most of the world is still in monetary easing mode. Some 20 central banks – including those of China, Australia and Canada – have cut official interest rates so far in 2015 (the countries in light green on our interactive map below). The eurozone and Japan have extraordinarily loose monetary policies with quantitative easing (dark green). If the Fed pulls the trigger in the second half, it will join a handful of economies that have raised rates to defend currencies or suppress inflation (purple). Explore the global monetary landscape with this interactive map.