WASHINGTON Oct 6 Any future decision on whether
the British government should approve another round of
quantitative easing to spur the economy will be taken "carefully
and cautiously," finance minister Philip Hammond said on
"I approved a round of quantitative easing back at the
beginning of August as a response to the shock that the economy
had felt, but we are conscious of the impacts that QE has and we
will use it carefully and cautiously," Hammond, who is currently
in New York, said in a television interview with CNBC.
On Wednesday British Prime Minister Theresa May said low
interest rates and quantitative easing have bad side-effects.
(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)