What the hell is ‘quantitative easing’ and why are we talking about it all of a sudden?

If you have no idea what ‘quantitative easing’ is and why everyone’s talking about it all of a sudden, then this is the explainer for you.

Stock image: The Reserve Bank of Australia

Sure, but what is quantitative easing?

Why can’t they just cut interest rates the regular way?

Why would you want to lower interest rates if they’re already at zero?

What’s a bond?

I thought you said that a bond was a debt?

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