quantitative easing

Definition

A process of increasing the money supply, typically only seen when interest rates have already been reduced to zero and when the government is still trying to stop a credit crunch situation. The first notable usage of quantitative easing was by the Bank of Japan in the early 2000s, and similar tactics were used again in 2008 by the Federal Reserve to deal with the United States credit crisis.

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