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Definition of

quantitative easing

Finance

central bank's issue of money to other banks the release by a central bank of sufficient funds to stimulate activity in a banking system that has become sluggish and generate an improvement in the economy. This sometimes means printing money in order to give banks more capital.

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Definitions of ’quantitative easing’ and meaning of ’quantitative easing’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’quantitative easing’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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