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Fed Will End Quantitative Easing

Fed Will End Quantitative Easing

The Federal Reserve has announced it will start to reduce its $4.2 trillion balance sheet come October. We speak to David Wessel - Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Ahead of the German election this Sunday, we have a report from Munich on the health of the economy there. As tensions rise over an upcoming referendum on whether Catalonia should split from the rest of the country, we hear from David Palacios, a freelance journalist in Barcelona.

As the world's population grows and we all live longer, there are concerns that dementia could become a global health emergency. We hear from Glenn Rees, the chair of Alzheimer's Disease International.

From New York, we are joined by the businessman and best-selling author Ed Conard and from New Delhi, by the former senior editor at the Hindustan Times Madhavan Narayanan.

Also in the programme, are restaurants getting too noisy to eat in? According to a survey for the British charity Action on Hearing Loss, m