Bernanke warns on imbalance risks with Asia

Ben Bernanke said on Monday that it was “extraordinarily urgent” that the US and Asia adopt policies that prevent a revival of global economic imbalances as the financial crisis ebbs. The Federal Reserve chairman warned that global imbalances — the big gaps between national saving, consumption and investment rates reflected in large trade deficits and surpluses — had helped cause the crisis and needed to be corrected.