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ee zing

  • n  a change for the better
  • n  the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
  • v  move gently or carefully
  • v  lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
  • v  make easier
  • v  lessen the intensity of or calm

  • Sparked by the easing of government control over individual lifestyle choices and the spread of more permissive, Western attitudes toward sex, Chinese are copulating earlier, more .
  • Can this quantitative easing work? Goodfriend thinks so.
  • In 2002, Bill Clinton sent an "easing" letter authorizing NARA to review and open policy-related documents containing confidential advice between himself.
News & Articles

  • Israel PM: Sanctions on Iran should increase
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday warned the international community against easing sanctions on Iran following the election of a reformist-backed president, saying the country's nuclear efforts remain firmly in the hands of Iran's extremist ruling clerics.
    June 16, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • BOJ Urged to Adopt Easing Time-Limit to Quell Bond Volatility
    The Bank of Japan should specify a two-year limit for its unprecedented monetary easing to help quell bond-market volatility, according to one of the central bank’s board members.
    June 14, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Press Releases: Background Briefing on Easing of U.S. Economic Sanctions In Support of the Syrian People
    Background Briefing on Easing of U.S. Economic Sanctions In Support of the Syrian People Special Briefing Senior Administration Officials Washington, DC June 12, 2013 MODERATOR: Hello, everybody. Thanks for joining us this afternoon. Again, I just want to remind you this is on background. We have with us today two senior Administration officials. The first official is [Senior Administration ...
    June 13, 2013 - U.S. Department of State

  • Ben Bernanke in Wall Street Journal
    In a scheduled speech, Mr. Bernanke said, "In light of recent changes in the outlook for and the risks to growth, additional policy easing may well be necessary."
  • Glenn Stevens in MarketWatch
    Surveys suggest a softening in business activity, and there have also been early signs of an easing in labor market conditions,wrote Stevens.
  • Alan Bollard in Wall Street Journal
    If this easing does not occur, the forecast recovery could be put at risk. In these circumstances we would reassess policy settings,Mr. Bollard said in a clear statement of intent to cut rates further if financial conditions remained tight.

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