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Japan's economy and monetary policy – Bank for International …

Haruhiko Kuroda: Japan's economy and monetary policy – toward overcoming deflation . Speech by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan , at a meeting held by the. Naigai Josei Chousa Kai (Research Institute  … [...]

Japan's Economy and Monetary Policy: Toward Overcoming Deflation

Japan's Economy and Monetary Policy: Toward Overcoming Deflation – It is a great honor to have this opportunity to address you today at the Naigai Josei Chousa Kai. The Bank of Japan introduced a new regime of monetary  … [...]

Sober Look: The clock is ticking on Abe to implement labor reform …

In their recent report Barclays Capital researchers suggested that Japan's prolonged deflation has at least in part been driven by demographics. For years Japan's “wage curve's” shape has been highly unusual relative to  … [...]

Gold And The Endgame: Inflationary Deflation | Zero Hedge

The “Inflationary Deflation ” paradox refers to the coming rise in the price of almost everything in conventional money and simultaneous fall in terms of gold. … I wondered that same thing about Bass' Japan Fund. As far as I  … [...]

NY Times Reports on Keen, Bernanke, Kindleberger and Minsky

Last week The New York Times carried an article on the Australian economist Steve Keen and Ben Bernanke, indirectly mentioning Minsky and Kindleberger as well. After the article on MMT earlier this …… with is addiction to the lump of labour fallacy. It was this fallacy that guided its thinking when in the late 1990s it cut the working week from 39 to 35 hours, with no reduction in the wage for the working week, as a sure-fire remedy for unemployment. balloon- deflated [...]

Consumer Prices Rise in Japan, Signalling Possible End to Deflation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made falling prices one of the government's top targets, with a series of anti- deflation measures aimed at curbing [...]

Japanese deflation is falling – USD/JPY follows | Forex Crunch

Fresh inflation data from Japan is very encouraging for Japanese policymakers. Japan's PM, Shinzo Abe, vowed to fight falling prices, and it seems he is [...]

EconoSpeak: Stiglitz and Minsky: No Need to Choose

Stiglitz and Minsky : No Need to Choose. Paul Krugman makes the distinction between two explanations for the debt buildup that preceded the 2008 financial crisis. One gets the Stiglitz label: rising inequality induced  … [...]

Recap of Japan's inflation data release this morning – signs of the …

Recap of Japan's inflation data release this morning – signs of the retreat of deflation [...]

Japan Hints At “Recovery” After 15-Year Deflationary Trend …

The world's third largest economy is showing signs of recovery and reversing a 15-year deflationary trend as a result of its unconventional use of monetary policy, dubbed Abenomics, according to an annual government report  … [...]