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Tax Hike in Japan to test fight against Deflation – Your …

There is a big test coming up for the Prime Minister of Japan , Shinzo Abe, and his own brand of economic policies which have been labelled “Abenomics”. Abe has launched a range of aggressive measures to end deflation [...]

Economic Logic: Ageing and deflation in Japan

Ageing and deflation in Japan . Inflation rates across industrialized economies have been remarkably low in the past decades, and at the same time these economies have been subject to considerable demographic [...]

Index-Linked Bonds Herald End of Deflation in Japan? – Real Time …

Japan will sell inflation-proof bonds for the first time since 2008, the latest indication of the government's confidence that it can haul the nation out of decades of deflation . But traders wonder if there will be much of a market for  … [...]

Trading Weeks: How Japan Pretends To Fight Debt And Deflation …

by The Automatic Earth. Ansel Adams Biology class 1943. Japanese school at Manzanar War Relocation Center, California. Let's see if I can keep this nice and short: in my view the article below from Reuters correspondents  … [...]

Economics as Classical Mechanics: CPI deflation in Japan will …

I've borrowed this table from Japan Statistics. Considering the fact that only the price of fuel and transportation has been rising, one can interpret the current fall in oil price as a cause of the overall price drop in the months to [...]

Shinzo's Samurai – Fighting Deflation in Japan | The Principal Blog

During a recent visit to the United States, the message of Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe to President Obama was “ Japan is back!” This is Abe's economic battle cry in his fight to end two decades of deflation , meager … [...]

AIC 2013 Replay: Address: Japan’s economy — can it be rescued and revived by ‘Abenomics’?

Yasuhisa Shiozaki, a senior policy maker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, makes the case for the new brand of economics being espoused by [...]

Economeka: Japanese Deflation Reviewed

Before he was Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke claimed in 2002, “…sufficient injections of money will ultimately always reverse a deflation “, although Japan's deflationary spiral was not broken by … [...]

Bibliography on Debt Deflation – Social Democracy for the 21st …

“The Macrodynamics of Debt Deflation ,” in Riccardo Bellofiore and Piero Ferri (eds.), Financial Fragility and Investment in the Capitalist Economy: The Economic Legacy of Hyman Minsky , Volume II. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham … [...]

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 [...]