Posted by Andrew on 27th October 2011
The recent announcement that the Bank of England considered £75bn of quantitative easing (Telegraph, 19 th October) raises the question of ‘what impact is £75bn going to have (a second round of quantitative easing) when so much has already been put into the nation?’. As I previously discussed, we face the problem of this money sitting static with the funds and banks rather than being invested on infrastructure projects which the nation so badly needs.Is there now going to be Government pressure that will force the banks to distribute funds, particularly to small business, to revitalise the economy and increase employment? I suspect not! Will the government split retail banks from investment banks, so that the investment banks can take risk but without affecting everyone else and the retail banks provide the slow and steady platform that is needed? I don’t think this...
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