ASX bows to Ben's final straw

Poor Ben Bernanke. The Federal Reserve chairman’s name is on every traders and salesman’s lips today. He is being blamed for the drop in the S&P/ASX200 Index that is gathering pace this afternoon.

Poor Ben Bernanke. The Federal Reserve chairman’s name is on every traders and salesman’s lips today. He is being blamed for the drop in the S&P/ASX200 Index that is gathering pace this afternoon. At 1331 AEST the index had fallen 118.881, or 2.5%, to 4742.50, after  an intraday low of 4738.40 just minutes previously.

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