Mervyn King, governor of the BoE warned that Britain may face another financial crisis. King expressed his concerns over the banking system.
He gave a rather rare interview to the Telegraph. Here are some quotes:
“We’ve not yet solved the ‘too big to fail’ or, as I prefer to call it, the ‘too important to fail’ problem.
“The concept of being too important to fail should have no place in a market economy.”
When asked whether there could be a repeat of the financial crisis, Mr King says: “Yes. The problem is still there. The search for yield goes on. Imbalances are beginning to grow again.”
This interview, that was published over the weekend, may send the pound to a weaker start. It joins the lower-than-expected Services PMI, that shows that the economy is still struggling.
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