King hints that Greenspan's comments are unhelpful

Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, told a press conference on Wednesday 16 May that it isn't helpful for former central bankers to comment on aspects of monetary policy or economic conditions.

King was asked at the central bank's Inflation Report press conference about former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan's habit of frequently offering his views in public. King said he was relieved that his predecessor did not do the same.

"I'm very grateful to Eddie George that he hasn't been in the n

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