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Don't be afraid of deflation | Edward Hadas – Reuters

They identified 73 five-year periods of price decline and found “virtually no evidence” of any link between deflation and decreased output. The record of contemporary Japan – often cited as an example of the dangers of  … [...]

Good news: Japan is finally defeating deflation. Bad news … – Quartz

Japan seems like it is finally turning the tide in its decades-long battle with deflation . Broad-based, persistent declines in prices are a drag on economic growth. (If prices are falling, it's a good idea to hold off on spending and  … [...]

Nasdaq And Lessons From Japan | S O L A R C Y C L E S

BUT, Japan did make some 'mistakes', in belatedly adopting QE, and only keeping loose monetary policy once the economy entered periods of deflation , withdrawing once back into inflation. I say 'mistakes', because that is  … [...]

The Crappy Economy Show, Ep. 6 – Hyperinflation or Deflation?

Will the USA hyperinflate or deflate? The answer is explained in this one-minute [...]

Meet the new Japan: It's called Europe. – Quartz

Since it suffered its own real estate boom, bust and financial crisis in the early 1990s, Japan has spent the better part of two decades clawing out of deflationary quicksand. (While deflation —a broad-based decline in price  … [...]

When Hyman Minsky Runs For The Hills: Japan Central Bank To …

One look at the chart below, which shows JPM's estimate for various central bank holdings as a percent of host nation GDP, is enough to explain why that distant giggling is Hyman Minsky warming up… and he is running for the hills. …. The Bank of Japan will aim to double the monetary base over two years through the aggressive purchase of long-term bonds, in a dramatic shift aimed at ridding Japan of the deflation that has dogged the country for almost two [...]

Japan is finally escaping its deflation vortex. But it's not in the clear …

Japan has been struggling to wrest itself free of its deflationary spiral since the 1990s. It looks like may finally be doing that. Prices for consumers grew 0.7% in July—the most they've grown in nearly five years. Here's a look: If  … [...]

Fed Balance Sheet vs. Stock Market; Will QE Cause Inflation? US in …

In response to Japan Near Stagnation Following 9 Months of Growth; Service Sector Prices Back in Deflation ; Spotlight on Abenomics My friend “BC” writes . … Minsky noted that 'euphoria' might develop at this stage. Investors  … [...]

Fixing Japan's deflation requires labour-market reforms | vox

Abenomics is all the rage. Japan's GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the first quarter, the stock market went up by almost 30% since December, and despite some uncertainties, sentiments, consumption, and exports are  … [...]

For the time being—and maybe a while longer—Japan is stuck with …

Despite a new batch of promising data out of Japan on Friday, deflation —a key part of the destructive economic spiral that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to reverse—stubbornly persisted. Core consumer prices fell … [...]