An alternative process for boosting the supply of money often involving the purchase of government securities that is usually employed by a central bank when its benchmark interest rates are already very low. Quantitative easing has been used by the BOJ, the Fed, the BOE and the ECB to help avoid a reduction in the amount of credit available to individuals and businesses.
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