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Japan's economy loses momentum as deflation persists

The data released Friday by Japan's Statistics Bureau show that consumer prices declined to 0.2 percent in June from the earlier year. Policymakers agree that one of the government's most important goals is to beat deflation [...]

Japan govt vows renewed drive to beat deflation

Japan's government vowed on Friday to do whatever is needed to overcome deflation , signalling a renewed drive for structural reforms and deregulation to boost the economy rather than relying primarily on aggressive monetary easing by the … [...]

Loan scheme limited in impact / BOJ admits … – News on Japan

In a bid to demonstrate its strong intention to ending deflation , the Bank of Japan decided Tuesday to expand a program designed to encourage financial institutions to approve more low-interest rate loans for companies with growth [...]

Japan spending down as deflation persists

Japan spending down as deflation persists. Japanese unemployment inched up and household spending fell more sharply than expected in January, latest government data showed, but analysts said the nation's economic recovery was still … [...]

Japan prices fall, mild deflation to persist

Japan's core consumer prices fell for the third consecutive month in the year to December, and mild deflation is expected to persist this year as energy prices stabilize and worries about Europe's debt crisis suppress wage growth and … [...]

Japan deflation persists

Japan's core consumer prices fell for the first time in four months in the year to October after a cigarette tax hike a year ago dropped out from calculations revealing persistent deflation caused by chronically weak domestic … [...]