14 Sep '18, 6am

The global economy is in a 'delicate balance' that risks central bank missteps, CEO says

A decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the global economy is in a "delicate balance" that's at risk of getting tilted by a central bank misstep or unresolved trade dispute, according to financial services firm Northern Trust . Recovery is still intact and inflation has been kept under control, but central banks need to maintain a balance, said Michael O'Grady, the CEO and president of Northern Trust at the annual Singapore Summit Friday. Major central banks in the world have started to unwind massive stimulus that was put in place to boost the economy after the crisis. The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates and ended its bond-buying program, while the European Central Bank is expected to stop its quantitative easing initiative by end of this year. The global economic conditions are favorable for such course of actions, O'Grady told CNBC's Amanda Drury. "I thin...

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