Quantitative easing: The controversial approach of the Bank of England
Quantitative easing can be defined as an unconventional form of monetary policy under which a Central Bank creates new money in an electronic manner to purchase financial assets such as government bonds.
The purpose of this approach is to increase directly the spending of the private sector under the economy and return inflation to target. It increases the money supply by providing an immense amount of capital with an intention to increase lending and liquidity.
This research study has been undertaken to find out the reasons behind the adoption of quantitative easing by the banks. For that purpose, Bank of England has been taken into context.
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