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Germany's Merkel says Europe not at immediate risk of deflation …

Euro area has won back the trust of the markets optimistic after talks with Japanese PM Abe that the G7 will be united on any further sanctions [...]

Martin Wolf – Deflation and Mapping Economic Growth – interview – Goldstein on Gelt – Sept 2013

http://www.GoldsteinOnGelt.com Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, talks about inflation and deflation and [...]

Abenomics Crushes Japan's Middle Class—Yet Its Attack On Phony …

And they're whacking the hapless Japanese middle clareligion of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ilk whose “bold” and “courageous” actions have been touted with blinding exuberance around the world, are coming home to roost. And they're whacking the hapless Japanese middle class … It's an idiocy to call this, as it is often done even in the ever so respectable mainstream media, a “ deflation spiral.” Japanese consumers are were among the few in [...]

Japan's Two-Decade Deflationary Spiral Is About To End | Asia …

Japan raised its consumption tax rate in 1997 – a recession soon followed as well as a deflationary spiral which has lasted to this day. With this month's hike in the consumption tax from 5% to 8%, investors are fearful [...]

Is Japan winning the war against deflation? – CNBC.com

Core consumer prices in Tokyo rose to a 22-year high in April, fresh evidence that the Bank of Japan is making progress in its war against deflation [...]

Japan's Aso: CPI data shows deflation battle going well | The Boston …

(Reuters) – Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that consumer price data released earlier showed that things are proceeding well in Japan's efforts to shake off deflation . Aso, speaking to reporters, also [...]

Sweden reacts as Krugman likens price slip Japanese style deflation

Policy makers are uniting against Krugman after the Nobel Laureate likened price developments in Scandinavia's biggest economy to Japan's battle with deflation . “I'm surprised that he's drawing parallels to Japan ,” [...]

Is Sweden headed the Japan way? | Mostly Economics

The last reading was at -0.6% fueling debates over deflation in Sweden. Krugman always on red alert to these developments started the debate – one and two . Lars Svensson, former Riksbank MPC member and deflation [...]

Krugman still thinking about Sweden — and still only gets it partly …

A ' Minsky moment' actually doesn't seem to be that far away, and we may sooner than we think face a deflationary house price spiral driving the economy to a classic Fisher-Keynes- Minsky debt deflation crisis. And this is [...]

Market Moving Economic Events: BOE Minutes And Japan Inflation …

The European Central Bank's President, Mario Draghi, will issue a speech where he is expected to tackle the issue of the Eurozone's low inflation and the measures that need to be taken to avoid a Japanese style deflation [...]