No Brexit meeting for Federal Reserve chair Yellen

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, DC.
Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, DC.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said she has not scheduled special meetings for Friday or Saturday (June 24 or 25) in order to respond to the "Brexit" vote in Britain over its membership in the European Union.

"Brexit is a risk that we are monitoring. We will be watching closely to see what the vote is and what possible repercussions it might have," Ms Yellen told lawmakers on Wednesday ahead of Britain's vote scheduled for Thursday.

In response to a question over whether she has special meetings scheduled, she added: "No, I have not."