Jackson Hole speakers question viability of central bank co-operation

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This year's Jackson Hole symposium, the annual gathering of central bankers organised by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, came to a close on Saturday, with participants exchanging views over the potential for – and likely impact of – co-operation between the major economies in setting monetary policy.

Charlie Bean, a Bank of England deputy governor, rejected suggestions that advanced economies should internalise the "complex spillovers" associated with their accommodative monetary policy

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