Bank of England
The governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King has revised the UK economyâ€™s growth forecast from 1.25% predicted three months ago, to a new 0.8% growth target.
Sir Mervyn King said that the economic output and productivity have been unusually low and urged UK banks to improve their loan programs.
Bank of France
The countryâ€™s central bank has predicted that France will fall back into recession this quarter. The bank is forecasting a 0.1% contraction, the same level it predicted for the quarter that ended in June.
France posted zero growth in the first quarter of the year, so if at the end of Q3 there is no growth it will have oficially have fallen back into a recession.
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said on a television interview that the U.S. central bank has done all it can to stimulate the economy via monetary easing.
He is asking Congress to provide fiscal and regulatory reforms to stimulate growth even as some of Fisherâ€™s colleagues like Eric Rosengren believe the fed could do more like his suggested open-ended bond buying program.
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