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Big ideas of 2014: The beginning of the end of Quantitative Easing

When central banks stop pumping money into the world's economies, there's no telling how markets will react

By Jay Elwes   January 2014
The beginning of the end of quantitative easing

The coming year will see the beginning of the end of “the biggest monetary policy experiment in the history of the planet,” as Richard Lambert, a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has called it. Quantitative easing (QE), the injection of money into the economy by central banks in the US, UK and the rest of Europe, was an attempt to stimulate…

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