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Edward.Hugh.Blog: Will Japan Re-enter Deflation in April 2015?

Reading the most recent statements from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda or Finance Minister Taro Aso you would get the impression that the days of deflation are now well and truly numbered in Japan [...]

The Eurozone's (and Japan's) deflation problem | Sam Wilkin

I tend to be bullish on Europe – partly as a corrective to the mass of commentators who too early wrote off the crisis in the Eurozone as irresolvable. This optimism has been justified by the recent run-up in European [...]

Demographics: Bear Market, Global Recession And Deflation …

Europe has structural problems, a cautious central bank, and a relatively strong currency, mirroring 1990s Japan and making it the candidate for the first into deflation . China is closed to migration and thus trapped in a sharp  … [...]

Japan is finally escaping its deflation vortex. But it's not in the clear …

Japan has been struggling to wrest itself free of its deflationary spiral since the 1990s. It looks like may finally be doing that. Prices for consumers grew 0.7% in July—the most they've grown in nearly five years. Here's a look: If  … [...]

Panic In China: Malinvestment, Deflation, And The Next Emerging …

While the deflation of the Chinese asset bubble will have a global impact, not everyone will be negatively affected. It's worth noting that China is following almost the exact same path as Japan in the 1980's. While China might  … [...]

Demographics, Disinflation and Deflation | S O L A R C Y C L E S

The alternative 15-40 ratio measure paints a similar picture of price deflation ahead for five of the most important economies: 23jun14 This explains why ZIRP and QE have failed to bring about inflation in Japan and now the  … [...]

Marc to Market: Japan: More Output, Less Deflation

Japan has released a number of reports early in the Tokyo session that show an economy seemingly on the mend and an easing of deflationary pressures. Ironically, the yen tended to weaken in response, whereas the dollar … [...]

Sober Look: Draghi will act to avoid deflationary spiral

The Eurozone is facing a growing risk of deflation – similar to Japan . Once the inflation rate in Japan fell below 1%, the external shock of the Asian currency crisis (late 90s) sent Japan into a deflationary spiral – something the … [...]

Sober Look: With deflation in BOJ's crosshairs, the yen is sure to …

NY Times: – Deflation remains firmly entrenched in Japan , figures showed Friday, as the central bank projected that its targeted level for inflation was still some years off, underscoring that there are no quick fixes for one of the … [...]

Currency peace: G20 gives BOJ a pass for deflation fight … – Reuters

The Group of 20 nations largely gave a green light to Japan's efforts to ward off deflation . … Currency peace: G20 gives BOJ a pass for deflation fight. By Pedro da Costa. April 22, 2013. Email · Print … [...]