Markets start to price in QE3 following Bernanke speech

Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke

Stock markets around the world rose and the dollar dipped against a basket of peer currencies before recovering following comments made by Federal Reserve System chairman Ben Bernanke, which were interpreted as signalling that the soft money policy pursued by the Fed would continue.

Bernanke told the audience at the National Association of Business Economists conference in Virginia on March 26 that further improvement in the employment rate "will probably require a more-rapid expansion of

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