NEW YORK, Sept 26 Policymakers around the world
lack the monetary and fiscal fire power they possessed in 2008
to fight a renewed global slowdown, India's top central banker
said on Monday.
Central banks and governments today "have no fire power
left: governments cannot raise fiscal stimulus and central
banks have exhausted most conventional and unconventional"
policies," Duvvuri Subbarao, governor of the Reserve Bank of
India, said during a question-and-answer session following a
speech at New York University's Stern School of Business.
Complicating matters further, Subbarao said, is the
different stages of the business cycle seen in major world
economies. Emerging markets such as India are still growing at
a healthy clip while Europe, Japan and the United States are
growing more slowly.
(Reporting by Steven C. Johnson; editing by Leslie Adler)