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The Economist explains: Why deflation is bad | The Economist

Figures released on January 7th showed that consumer prices in the year to December fell by 0.2%, marking the return of deflation for the first time since 2009. Weak demand, driven ….. It happened in Japan , and other [...]

The Grumpy Economist: Deflation links

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/about-that- deflation -risk/ “So we're really heading into Japanese -style deflation territory” http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/smells-like- deflation / “So tell me why [...]

US Imports Most Deflation From Japan Since 2010 | Zero Hedge

Two months ago, when looking at the US Import Price Index (by origin), we showed Where The US Is Importing All The “Evil” Deflation From. The answer, courtesy of Abenomics, was simple: Japan . Earlier today we got [...]

Deflation Is Winning (And Central Banks Are Running Scared) | Zero …

Bernanke was referring to the deflationary pressures Japan had been dealing with for more than a decade. In the article, Bernanke laid out a game plan for how the Fed would respond if the US ever faced deflationary [...]

Chinese and Japanese Deflationary Economies | James Hall …

The global economy has just hit the wall. Do not underestimate the significance of the Asian downturn. Japan saw a dramatic rebirth after WWII and China was transformed into an industrial powerhouse from the “Free [...]

China's economy: Deflation, deflated | The Economist

WHEN people think of a large Asian country on the brink of deflation , they probably have Japan in mind. But China, the biggest of them all, is now skirting close to outright falls in prices across a wide swathe of the [...]

Sisyphean Fed Struggle to Create Inflation; Faber on Gross

Faber on Gross' Deflation Theory and Japan's Bond Ponzi Scheme In a Bloomberg TV interview, Trish Regan asked Marc Faber about Gross' deflation theory. Faber also discussed Japan's latest QE endeavor. Faber [...]

Japan's Big Stimulus to Fight Deflation Risk | Musings from the Chiefio

Faced with fresh evidence that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 's campaign to end the country's long bout with deflation was faltering, the two institutions steered Japanese economic policy into the uncharted territory of [...]

Japan's quantitative easing: A bigger bazooka | The Economist

In recent weeks, economists had started to question Mr Kuroda's oft-stated commitment to banishing Japan's entrenched deflationary psychology. They suggested that the bank's formerly conservative mindset might even [...]

Japanese Style Deflation Coming? Where? Fed Falling Behind

Japan -style deflation across the Eurozone is no longer an outrageous thought. As you can see from chart 1, there is a close link between CPI and demographics. That has certainly been the case in Japan and I don't see [...]