Busted: Bankers and The Global Economy

June 28, 2008

Global Storm Predicted by EU Bankers

Global confidence in banking has been breached as far as some European investment bankers are concerned. British-based Barclays sees a perfect financial storm on the horizon and a complete loss of credibility by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Barclays Capital has advised clients to batten down the hatches for a worldwide financial storm, warning that the US Federal Reserve has allowed the inflation genie out of the bottle and let its credibility fall “below zero”.

This is a strong admission for any banking institution. Most have quietly struggled while fearfully or relunctantly forging ahead over the last six months or so. Now, Barclays is not holding back on any punches.“We’re in a nasty environment,” said Tim Bond, the bank’s chief equity strategist. “There is an inflation shock underway. This is going to be very negative for financial assets. We are going into tortoise mood and are retreating into our shell. Investors will do well if they can preserve their wealth.”

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