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What does money do in the economy, and what does
money mean for central banks?
The most basic and intuitive form of money is cash –
banknotes and coins.
Money can also take the form of deposits held in bank
accounts by people (households) and companies.
Over the long term inflation and the increase in the
amount of money circulating in the economy should be