Lookouts for financial instability

In recent years, and especially since the disruption associated with the collapse of Long Term Capital Management in 1998, central banks have increasingly looked to staff in market operations for information about financial market developments, and in particular, for "early warning" of stresses in the financial system. In Britain, this initiative even became front-page news on January 17 with the Financial Times headline "BoE boosts intelligence to spot market threats".

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