Bernanke: Greenspan speeches don't violate ethics

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, has not violated any central bank or federal government ethics rules as a result of his recent series of private speeches since leaving his post on 1 February.

"According to government ethics rules and FOMC rules, it is permissible for a retired governor to speak in public about the economy, so long as he or she does not divulge confidential information. I have no indication that he has violated that rule," Bernanke was quoted as

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