LONDON, March 15 Bank of England Governor Mervyn
King said there was still a case for the central bank to do more
to help Britain's economy by buying more assets, despite some
signs of recovery, a television station reported on Friday.
"I don't think you should exaggerate the degree of optimism.
What I see are signs of a recovery, and I think there is a case
for supporting that through additional asset purchases," King
told ITV television news.
"One can take different views on it and some of my
colleagues do. I do think that during the course of 2013 there
are reasons to suppose that we will start to see a recovery," he
said in excerpts of an interview.
King was among a minority of Bank of England policymakers
who voted in favour of more bond-buying by the bank at a meeting
in February. The bank again voted against more quantitative
easing in March. Details of that meeting are due to be released