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WBR: European Central Bank kicks off QE

March 9th, 2015

Episode 241 of 860 episodes

After months of speculation, the European Central Bank finally began its bond-buying - or QE programme - today. We hear from across Europe, as well as from economist Roger Bootle. The BBC's Phil Mercer reports from Sydney on the economics of surfing, while regular commentator Lucy Kellaway explains why today's executives can be prone to a witches' brew of pomposity, ego and overweening ambition.