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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Crisis Has Further To Run

David Blanchflower, the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member, has stated that credit crisis that is damaging the UK economy and housing market has further to run, and that banks' losses could be much greater than currently estimated.

Quote:

"There is still concern in the credit market."

In a less than cheery pre Christmas interview with the Birmingham Post, he indicated that worse is to come.

As such he is calling or an early interest rate cut, and is supported in that call by Sir John Gieve another member of the MPC. Given that the MPC consists of 9 members, it just requires 3 more to bring about a much needed reduction in rates.

The question is will they have the vision to do this?

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