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Dollar's golden era is ending, warns Soros

January 23, 2008

The billionaire investor famous for "breaking" the Bank of England in the 1990s has warned that Britain is heading for a recession.

George Soros said that a recession in both the United States and Britain "will be very difficult to avoid". He was speaking on the fringes of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, where many of the world's top politicians and businessmen are meeting.

The warning is significant, since although many of the major investment banks now agree that the US is set to suffer a recession, most economists have predicted that Britain's fortunes will be far better.

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