Ben Bernanke


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Ben Bernanke

An economist who became Chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2005. He presided over the 2000s economic crisis, supervising the bailouts and forced mergers of a number of American financial institutions. He was both lauded and criticized for favoring an expansive monetary policy, which proponents claimed kept the American economy from collapsing in the crisis, but which others argued would lead to inflation. He is considered an expert on the Great Depression.
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Former Fed chair, Ben Bernanke, said that Bank of Japan still has scope for more monetary easing measures.
Janet Yellen has been sworn in to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.
Once again investors find themselves back on 'Fed Watch' this week as Ben Bernanke took the interest rate hot seat for the last time on Wednesday evening (7.15pm GMT) and markets will be looking for news that will steady the ship.
Washington: The dollar dipped against the euro on Tuesday as traders awaited a speech by Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke hoping it will reveal the direction of the bank's easy-money policy.
! Washington, Dhu-AlHijjah 4, 1434, Oct 9, 2013, SPA -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Janet Yellen, currently the vice chair at the Federal Reserve (Fed), to succeed Chairman Ben Bernanke as head of the U.S.
Sacramento, CA, September 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Housing Sacramento Magazine's (HSM) Federal Reserve Chairmen Ben Bernanke's impact on the affordability of homes cannot be denied.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the Fed could still decide to begin cutting its stimulus program later this year.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will address a press conference after the meeting and may provide clarity on the future pace of the Fed's asset buys.
L'actuel titulaire du poste, Ben Bernanke, 59 ans, qui a remplace Alan Greenspan en 2006, a ete au chevet de l'economie du pays pendant la plus grande crise jamais traversee depuis la depression de 1929.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comment fueled optimism that the central bank would not immediately move to scale back its quantitative easing measures.
Ben Bernanke repeated the words we heard for the recent couple of weeks that the regulator was ready to up or cut the volume of buying back the state loans from the market respectively to the economic conjuncture.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is unlikely to attend the Group of Seven finance leaders' meeting on the outskirts of London this weekend, a G7 official said.