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Elephant in the Room Minsky Moment – Mish's Global Economic …

Mish's financial blog covers global news and macroeconomic events regarding the world economy. The blog's primary focus is inflation, deflation , and hyperinflation topics, especially currencies, gold, silver, crude, oil, [...]

Trading Weeks: How Japan Pretends To Fight Debt And Deflation …

by The Automatic Earth. Ansel Adams Biology class 1943. Japanese school at Manzanar War Relocation Center, California. Let's see if I can keep this nice and short: in my view the article below from Reuters correspondents  … [...]

Markets: Bank of Japan makes aggressive move to end deflation

Irish/Ireland Business News, Internationa, Global, World, European Union, Financial Information – Irish Finance and Business Portal – providing Irish, European and global market information including mortgages, pensions, … [...]

Japan: Monetary Madness in Times of Unsustainable Deficits …

Japan's government has vowed to end deflation by pursuing both depression-era fiscal policy and aggressive monetary policy. We recently analyzed implications of Japan's planned fiscal policies for the yen (see “How Low … [...]

"Detonating The Japanese Debt Time Bomb" With Kyle Bass | Zero …

It is the Japanese institutions that own JGBs and they own them at meager rates of interest simply because of the ingrained belief in deflation ; when the government begins to target 2% inflation, the swing in forward … [...]

AFP — Women could save Japan's economy: IMF's Lagarde

Japan's chronic problem with deflation is due to a low participation rate. Put those lazy retired people back to work, and tell women to forget about childrearing and get a real job that pays money. Ain't neoliberalism [...]

Could Gold Be Tripped Up by a Coming Deflation? « The Burning …

One of the very measures that allows Japan to escape a rather severe deflation compared to what we experienced in the early 1920s following World War I or in the '30s during the Great Depression was the Japanese savings … [...]

The Japanese Are Dumping Their Gold | TheTradersWire.com

Rather, a highly plausible reason is that inflation and the fear of inflation have been wrung out of the Japanese psyche over the last 15 years, a period that pundits describe as an infernal descent down the ” deflationary spiral”: … [...]

The tectonic plates are moving beneath the Japanese markets

These deficits have been almost entirely financed by Japanese institutions, content to own JGBs yielding 1% or less, because the deflation still gave them reasonable real returns. The yen has benefited from these real returns, … [...]