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Sep 10: Bank of England holds rates at 0.5%

The Bank of England's monetary policy committee agreed to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.5 per cent on Thursday and to proceed with the current £50bn planned purchases of gilts over the next three months. Chris Giles, economics editor, analyses the effectiveness of the Bank's quantitative easing programme and the criticism of the bank's management of the economic crisis. Produced by Darryl Thomson