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Quantitative easing around the world: lessons from Japan, UK and US

QE was effectively born in Japan , a country plagued in recent history by deflation and rolling recession. The phrase “quantitative easing” was coined to describe Japan's efforts to kickstart growth and get prices rising [...]

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 [...]

Japan pushes through new stimulus, struggles to contain deflation …

Japan pushes through new stimulus, struggles to contain deflation ; BIS targets bank leverage; China profits drop; oil falls, gold higher, UST 10yr yields rise; NZ$1 = 77.5 USc, TWI = 78.9. Posted in News December 29, [...]

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 [...]

Bank Of Japan's Kuroda Ready To Ease More – Business Insider

The BOJ has made some progress in pulling Japan out of 15 years of nagging deflation , but the euro-zone is drifting closer to deflation and now there are concerns that other economies, notably China and South Korea, [...]

Why QE May Lead to DEFLATION In the Long Run Washington's Blog

Quantitative easing (QE) was supposed to stimulate the economy and pull us out of deflation . But the third round of quantitative easing (“QE3?) in the U.S. failed to raise inflation expectations. And QE hasn't worked in Japan [...]

What the Bank of Japan's stimulus shocker means for the global …

“Now is a critical moment for Japan to emerge from deflation ,” Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda told reporters Friday, adding that signs of economic recovery have been clouded by global uncertainty, falling oil [...]

Albert Edwards says investors should watch the Japanese yen and …

Edwards says Japan is just as apt to lead the way. When the Internet bubble burst in 2000, Japan's tech-heavy Jasdaq index started to slide weeks before the Nasdaq. Japan also pioneered the deflation that now threatens [...]

Will Europe Go Into a Japan-Style Deflation? | EconMatters

Europe: The ONE Economic Comparison That Must Not Be Named… Was Just Named. The Continent is now teetering on the edge of a ” Japan -style” deflation . Here's our take on it. By Elliott Wave International. It's [...]

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 [...]