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QE: what is quantitative easing and how it should work

26 February 2013 Last updated at 13:44 GMT

Quantitative easing is a key part of the government and Bank of England's attempts to revive the British economy.

So far, £375bn has been created and used to buy government debt, keep interest rates down and aiming to stimulate growth.

David Thompson attempts to find out if QE has been good for Britain and even to explain what it is to an uncertain public who struggle to say the phrase.


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