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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 [...]

China's economy: Deflation, deflated | The Economist

WHEN people think of a large Asian country on the brink of deflation , they probably have Japan in mind. But China, the biggest of them all, is now skirting close to outright falls in prices across a wide swathe of the [...]

Haruhiko Kuroda: Overcoming deflation with quantitative and …

Remarks by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan , at the International Financial Symposium, hosted by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Tokyo, 19 March [...]

Deflation 'not on the cards' – world – business | Stuff.co.nz

“We think the threat of deflation is somewhat overdone. The obvious comparison is with Japan in the 1990s and 2000s, where there was genuinely a deflationary situation,” said Philip Shaw, chief economist at [...]

Japan price rise offers hope for deflation end – The Borneo Post Online

SUSTAINABLE ESCAPE: A shop employee raises a placard showing a time-limited sale price in Tokyo. Japan's economy grew an annualised 2.6 per cent in April-June, a third straight quarter of expansion but slower than  … [...]

Japan Sales Tax Could Repeat 1997 Deflation – Business Insider

“Ending deflation and raising the sales tax are achievable at the same time,” said Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda last week. “Restoring fiscal health is absolutely necessary and important by itself, but once fiscal  … [...]

Japan govt raises econ view, deflation easingJapan … – CME Group

Japan's government raised its view on the economy for a third straight month in July and said deflation was abating as a result of the nation's expansionary policy mix of monetary easing and generous spending. View All  … [...]

Forex News: Japanese CPI Maintains Deflation, Market Weighs BoJ …

The Takeaway: Japan CPI prints -0.3% National CPI, better than forecasts > Japan makes slow progress on stimulus > Yen slowly declines (USDJPY rises). The Japanese Yen edged lower as Japan released a slew of  … [...]

Japan Is Enacting Radical Monetary Easing After 15 – Business Insider

JAPAN's public is finally getting the message that the central bank is determined to beat deflation . The weekend after Haruhiko Kuroda, the Bank of Japan's new governor, announced radical monetary-easing measures, … [...]

Bank of Japan Goes "All-in" on Deflation Battle – CME Group

With the Bank of Japan's announcement last week it would ramp up its deflation -fighting efforts, including doubling its monetary base through debt purchases, the central bank signaled it is “all-in” on its battle to fight deflation … [...]