When slashing interest rates failed to ignite a recovery in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, several developed nations resorted to quantitative easing. Central banks bought up assets, “funneling trillions of dollars of newly created money via commercial banks to the real economy.” As the world recovers, central banks inevitability will need to wean investors off cheap cash, but the mere idea creates market hysteria. getAbstract recommends this succinct assessment to policy makers, central bankers and skittish investors, who need not fear: “The end isn’t nigh.”
In this summary, you will learn
- When the US Federal Reserve and other major nations’ central banks are likely to end quantitative easing policies,
- How global financial markets will respond and
- How the emerging economies will handle an era of tighter money.
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