Bernanke steps up pressure for action on fiscal cliff


Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has increased pressure on the US government to take urgent action to avert the so-called ‘fiscal cliff' – a combination of tax rises and spending cuts due to automatically kick in at the end of the year.

Bernanke said in a speech on November 20 that poor fiscal policy-making in the US is holding back economic recovery. Not only was action required to avert the fiscal cliff, which could send the economy "toppling back into recession", but also to raise the

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: