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Japan's Big Stimulus to Fight Deflation Risk | Musings from the Chiefio

Faced with fresh evidence that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 's campaign to end the country's long bout with deflation was faltering, the two institutions steered Japanese economic policy into the uncharted territory of [...]

Japanese Style of Deflation à la Mode | Think the Unthinkable Future.

Having come back from the Niyodo River, one of the most beautiful Japanese rivers in the Kochi Prefecture shown above, I just pick up some articles and columns which simply point out the world community is now heading [...]

CHINA´S MINSKY MOMENT – Gonzalo Raffo News

Meanwhile, as Corriente understood, the likelihood of major defaults across the Eurozone rises every day that the ECB does the bare minimum to resist France's and Italy's slide toward deflation . It's not over until the fat lady  … [...]

Japan consumer prices rise, raising hope for end of deflation …

Japan's inflation rate edged further up in September, raising hopes within the government it is winning its war on decades of falling prices. But economists warn the figures are still too weak to call out a [...]

real economics: Bank of Japan is serious about ending deflation

PM Abe is serious about his plans to end Japan's economic woes. After all, any country that works as hard as the Japanese and produce so much excellence SHOULD be prosperous. If they are not, it is obvious that … [...]

I think we're turning Japanese, I really hope so | The Edgy Optimist

The past 20 years for Japan have been called the lost decades. Government debt is in excess of 200 percent of GDP. The country has suffered from chronic deflation , a sluggish job market, an aging population, an insular … [...]

On Europe As Japan 2.0 | ZeroHedge

… dramatic debt- deflation spirals, the political need for maintaining these nations in the euro far outweigh the economic 'benefits'. As UBS notes, looking at the euro area today, one cannot help but notice the parallels to Japan … [...]

Ea O Ka Aina: Inflation Good? Deflation bad?

Indeed, by many measures, Japan has been in deflation for over 20 years. The slow erosion of wages has been partially offset by a decline in the cost of goods and services. Meanwhile, those who own the debt have a … [...]