Thursday 17 August 2017

Quotes of the week

US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen. Photo: Reuters
US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen. Photo: Reuters
Editorial

Editorial

A look back at the past week in quotes, and some bonus seasonal quotes.

"This action marks the end of an extraordinary seven-year period during which the federal funds rate was held near zero to support the recovery of the economy from the worst financial crisis and recession since the Great Depression."

- Chairwoman Janet Yellen as the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates last week, ending an extraordinary period of government intervention in the financial markets that started at the height of the recession.

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