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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 [...]

China's economy: Deflation, deflated | The Economist

WHEN people think of a large Asian country on the brink of deflation , they probably have Japan in mind. But China, the biggest of them all, is now skirting close to outright falls in prices across a wide swathe of the [...]

The Problem With Hitting Targets – Deflation – Tutor2u

As Japan continues to push forward with Abenomics, monetary stimulus tapers off in the USA and and a halt elsewhere in the world alongside still timid business and consumer confidence, deflation becomes a serious risk for  … [...]

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  … [...]

Japan Is Back | Foreign Affairs

So it followed naturally that my second administration should prioritize getting rid of deflation and turning around the Japanese economy. Let's say that I have set the priorities right this time to reflect the concerns of the people, … [...]

Falling eurozone inflation raises deflation fears – economy

http://www.euronews.com/ Falling prices – particularly in Germany and France – pulled eurozone inflation to its lowest for three years in April. The sharp [...]

Economics Music Video Project: Wanna Have by the Price Girls

The Price Girls team up with the Fed to take on recession, deflation, and other economic woes through Monetary and Fiscal Policy. Special thanks to Minju Bum for mixing the track via Logic and Carlos Cordova for DP/ Camera [...]

Financial Markets and the State – Jörg Guido Hülsmann

This speech by Jörg Guido Hülsmann, entitled Financial Markets and the State, was delivered in Bucharest, on May 15, 2012, at the Academy of Economic [...]

Japan's deflation speeds up in June; yen falls – MarketWatch

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Japan's deflation accelerated in June, as the core consumer price index fell 0.2% from a year earlier, compared to a 0.1% drop in May, according to government [...]

Word of the Day: Deflation

When prices go down it can be good if you need to buy a computer. When they go down on assets as a country is burdened with debt — it spells disaster. What [...]