Former BoE deputy governor Bean: Emergency bank meeting may have made sense

City workers walk past the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/File Photo

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Former Bank of England Deputy Governor Charlie Bean said he would likely have advised the central bank to call an emergency meeting following market turmoil this week, and that the lesson of emergency interventions was "you go big, and you go fast".

"On this occasion if I had still been at the bank in my role as deputy governor I certainly would have been counselling the governor that I think this is one of those occasions where it might have made sense (to call a meeting)," he told BBC radio.

"The key thing is, if you call it, you have to take significant action."

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by William James

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