Bernanke Defends Fed Actions during Asian Tour

Bernanke argued Sunday that those policies are not to be blamed for trouble in emerging markets.
“It is not at all clear that accommodative policies in advanced economies impose net costs on emerging market economies,” the Fed chief said during a speech in Tokyo, Japan.
Bernanke said that capital flows are influenced by many factors, and changes cannot be attributed wholesale to the monetary policy choices of developed economies. Instead, policymakers in the developing world have great influence over capital flows, Bernanke said.
Bernanke then went further, saying that the systematic devaluation of currencies in some emerging markets have made those countries more susceptible to inflation risk.
“The perceived advantages of undervaluation and the problem of unwanted capital inflows must be understood as a package — you can’t have one without the other,” Bernanke said.

via CNN

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Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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