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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 [...]

Deflation Is Winning (And Central Banks Are Running Scared) | Zero …

Bernanke was referring to the deflationary pressures Japan had been dealing with for more than a decade. In the article, Bernanke laid out a game plan for how the Fed would respond if the US ever faced deflationary [...]

ALBERT EDWARDS: A Tidal Wave Of Deflation Is … – Business Insider

The yen fell sharply late October after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by announcing an additional round of stimulus measures that will see its balance sheet expanding by 80 trillion yen a year. And a [...]

Sisyphean Fed Struggle to Create Inflation; Faber on Gross

Faber on Gross' Deflation Theory and Japan's Bond Ponzi Scheme In a Bloomberg TV interview, Trish Regan asked Marc Faber about Gross' deflation theory. Faber also discussed Japan's latest QE endeavor. Faber [...]

Japan's quantitative easing: A bigger bazooka | The Economist

In recent weeks, economists had started to question Mr Kuroda's oft-stated commitment to banishing Japan's entrenched deflationary psychology. They suggested that the bank's formerly conservative mindset might even [...]

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 [...]

Systemic Risk and Systematic Value: Japan's war against deflation …

The Bank of Japan asserts that the output gap has closed, inflation expectations have increased, and consequently the conquest of deflation would be in sight. The policy board has maintained its commitment to the [...]

CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: Deflation: The Case for Worrying Less

As a starting point, consider pre-World War I episodes of deflation from 1860-1901 in ten countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan , Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States. Some of [...]

Abenomics' Legacy: Japan's Greatest "Misery" In 33 Years | Zero …

Sadly, the Yen is nowhere near a reserve, and such a move would run counter to the government's effort to reel in the world's largest debt burden: considering Japan's debt/GDP is running around 240% these days, the last thing Japan can afford is even a faint hint of a debt crisis. Which means no way out: with higher food prices, people will cut back on …. The answer to Japans problem is deflation . Which would create a wealth effect for the consumer. Which would [...]

Draghi has yet to banish the threat of deflation – The A-List – Blogs …

Stating that deflation will be avoided is one thing, making sure it will be avoided is another thing altogether. It's too easy to forget that, in the mid-1990s, most economists thought Japan was about to embark on a modest [...]