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Bernanke's finger on the trigger

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As German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is not only the eurozone that is in trouble, other regions have their share of problems, as well.

That includes the world’s biggest economy, the United States, and the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has been looking how to make things better.

With interest rates close to zero, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke and his team have only a little room to manoeuvre. But they did manage to surprise markets with their latest response.

Host Stefan Grobe talks about what the Fed is doing with Trevor Williams, Chief Economist at Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets in London.

In the programme we also look at the pessimistic economic forecast from the International Monetary Fund.

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