Amid growing fears of economic th recession in the US, the Fed chairman acknowledged that the chance of recession is always there.
"Almost every year there is some chance of recession", - said chairman of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen. She also said that the central bank is studying the introduction of negative interest rates will help in the case of deterioration of the economic situation in the country.
Asked Republican senator and the Senate's foreign policy commission member Bob Corker about the possibility of negative interest rates, Janet Yellen responded ambiguously. She reiterated that the Fed has had to consider the possibility of introducing negative interest rates in 2010, but then it was decided that this is not necessary.
"We have already considered the policy of negative interest rates on the example of European and other countries ... Now we need to evaluate what impact the policy will have on the economy", - he stressed.
Market participants are skeptical about the effectiveness of negative interest rates in the United States. Earlier, the Dow Jones index fell by 230 points, after the speech of the chairman of the Fed - by one point.
Speaking on Thursday before Congress, the head of the US central bank also said that the situation in the world economy this year, the Fed caught off guard. "We were quite surprised at the movement of oil prices. I think the price situation on the oil market reflects an excess of raw materials, however, demand can also play a role, "- said Yellen.
As for the dollar, the Fed chairman said that further currency strengthening was predicted, but the rate of growth rates of surprised officials.