Sunday, August 26, 2007
Top Swiss banker attacks US lending standards as 'unbelievable' - Telegraph: "Switzerland's top banker has warned of massive losses from the unfolding credit crisis, describing the collapse in US lending standards as 'unbelievable'. Jean-Pierre Roth, president of the Swiss National Bank, said market turmoil was far from over as tremors from the sub-prime debacle continued to rock the world. 'We're certainly not at the end of the story. There are question marks surrounding the development of the American economy,' he said. 'Something unbelievable happened. People who had neither income nor capital got credit with very attractive conditions. Now reality is striking back,' he said."