Central Banks Split on Stimulus in 2014 as Fed Tapers

The united stimulus front of central banks is starting to splinter as 2014 dawns.

The Federal Reserve — soon to be led byJanet Yellen, confirmed today by the Senate as the next chairman — begins pulling back on its quantitative easing amid stronger U.S. growth, and the Bank of England is trying to cool its housing market. TheEuropean Central Bank and Bank of Japan lean toward more monetary action to fight weak inflation. The ECB and BOE both hold policy meetings this week.

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