'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

Mark Carney listens at the Future Forum 2017 event in Liverpool, Nov 16, 2017.
Mark Carney listens at the Future Forum 2017 event in Liverpool, Nov 16, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

LIVERPOOL, England (REUTERS) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday (Nov 16) while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.

When everyone in the room was asked to take out a purse or wallet, as an example of something that represented the economy, Carney hunted in several pockets before drawing a blank.

"No cash, Carney?" television host and conference moderator Ranvir Singh said jokingly to the central bank governor.

Earlier, the Canadian-born Carney said he first visited the Liverpool area three decades ago, when local rock group the Lightning Seeds - later well-known for an England soccer anthem - became his favourite band.

He also supports local soccer team Everton.