Daily Archives: October 7, 2011

Claire Jones

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The Federal Open Market Committee’s minutes are out on Wednesday for its late September meeting, where the majority backed Operation Twist, at 14.00 DC time (18:00 GMT). Read more

Claire Jones

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

That’s according to Andy Haldane, the executive director of financial stability at the Bank of England, who said in August markets were over-pessimistic as a result of “psychological scarring” from the events of recent years.

It would seem that what Mr Haldane labelled the “fear factor” has also afflicted his boss, Sir Mervyn King, who yesterday claimed “this is the most serious financial crisis we’ve seen at least since the 1930s, if not ever.”  Read more