Paul Volcker pictured at a news conference in New York in 2005. File photo: AFP

Paul Volcker, former chairman of US Federal Reserve, dies at age 92

  • Volcker, who served as Fed chairman from 1979 to 1987, could soothe or excite financial markets with just a vague murmur
  • He tamed US inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis
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Paul Volcker pictured at a news conference in New York in 2005. File photo: AFP
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