Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve
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Ben Bernanke says US interest rates will remain low

The man widely seen as the most influential banker in the world has warned that the global economy is likely to remain weak for at least another two and a half years.

Ben Bernanke the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, said financial conditions meant it was likely interest rates would remain at, or around, their current low mark until 2014.

Michelle Fleury reports from New York.

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