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Monday, December 08, 2008

Hedging the Message

Tim Duy emails:

Discordant headlines in Bloomberg:

Fed's Kohn Says Regulators Should Encourage More Bank Lending Amid Turmoil: U.S. regulators should rise to the “challenge” of encouraging an expansion in bank lending amid a weakening economy and continuing financial-market turmoil, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said.

Fed's Kroszner Urges Banks to Increase Capital Reserves to Buffer Losses: Federal Reserve Governor Randall Kroszner urged banks to hold more reserve capital to protect themselves from future “cascading losses,” as potential market fixes are “no guarantee” against another credit crisis.

It's nice to see the Fed getting its communication problems under control.

[Update: Follow-up at To Lend or Not To Lend, Fed Edition.]

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