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CITY VIEWS: DO YOU AGREE WITH THE FSA'S DIRE ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS?

<strong>MO MAYET </strong> INGRAM MAYET<br />&ldquo;I think their predictions are very gloomy &ndash; and that scaremongering like that isn&rsquo;t going to help matters. I think the economy will remain stable for the next 12 months or so and then recover steadily, but I&rsquo;m shocked by the FSA&rsquo;s predictions.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>MICHAEL PERISSINOTTO </strong>MIZUHO<br />&ldquo;I think these figures sound a lot worse than anything I&rsquo;ve heard so far, and I certainly hope the situation won&rsquo;t get that bad. I would be shocked if house prices halved as it seems far too drastic, and the FSA&rsquo;s GDP assumption sounds pretty negative too.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />JIM DUFFY </strong>SHEPHERD &amp; WEDDERBURN<br />&ldquo;I actually agree with the predictions, especially for house prices &ndash; I am a potential first-time buyer and the market seems to be getting more and more squeezed. With firms like General Motors continuing to have problems, it&rsquo;s still all gloom, gloom, gloom.&rdquo;