FA poll

Central bankers make it harder to time global recovery

Our readers are not confident that the global economy is recovering, but the flood of easy money is making it hard to tell.
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It's not getting any easier to predict market moves
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Asian markets have enjoyed something of a rally during the first quarter of 2012, but our readers are unconvinced. In last week’s web poll, most respondents said they are “not confident” that the global economy is on a path to recovery.

It is perhaps not surprising that few people have much faith in the rally. Massive intervention by central banks around the world during the past four years has flooded markets with liquidity and, in certain corners of the financial system, such easy money has driven prices to nonsensical levels.

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