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Rates expected to be held at 0.5%

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The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold later as sharp cuts in recent months have left little scope for further reductions. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders and Michael Coogan, of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, discuss the other measures that could be used to boost the economy - including quantitative easing.

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