NZ central bank launches monetary policy game

NEW ZEALAND - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Wednesday launched a Web-based simulation game that tests players' skills at controlling consumer price inflation.

The game requires players to adjust interest rates so that annual inflation remains within the county's official zero to 3% target.

The computer game, aimed at high school economics students, has been deployed as an educational tool to promote understanding of monetary policy, Governor Don Brash said in a statement.

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