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  • The end of quantitative easing in America  ON OCTOBER 29th the Federal Reserve brought to a close the monetary-stimulus programme known as "QE3". The Fed first began using quantitative easing—the purchase of assets like government debt and mortgage-backed securities with newly created money—in late 2008, after its main interest rate was...

  • IF THE markets were suffering from withdrawal symptoms after the Fed's halting of QE on Wednesday, they did not have to wait long for their next hit. This morning, the Bank of Japan today announced an increase in its annual target for expansion of the monetary base from ¥60-70 trillion to...

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