Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill

Market participants will have all eyes on Ben Bernanke as he appears before a US Senate committee on Tuesday, 15 November.

Bernanke is to appear before the Senate Banking Committee as part of the run-up to him taking over the reins from Alan Greenspan as Fed chairman from February 2006.

Analysts will be listening closely to hear if Bernanke, a proponent of inflation-targeting, hints at any institutional changes at the Fed or if his views on the state of the US economy differ from that of Green

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