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The Grumpy Economist: Deflation links

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/about-that- deflation -risk/ “So we're really heading into Japanese -style deflation territory” http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/smells-like- deflation / “So tell me why [...]

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 [...]

The “Nice Phase of Minsky's Cycle” | timiacono.com

It's kind of ironic to think of all the time and money that went into all those high frequency trading computers (i.e., the hardware design and the [...]

Japan's War On Deflation Gets A Boost As … – Business Insider

Japan's war on deflation got a boost last month with a key inflation indicator rising at its fastest pace in 15 years, new data showed on Friday, as Tokyo battles to reverse years of falling prices. Stripping out volatile food and  … [...]

Deflation Is Crushing QE Right Now [WisdomTree Japan Hedged …

WisdomTree Trust (NYSEARCA:CCX), DBX ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DBGR), DBX ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DBJP), Powershares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund (NYSEARCA:DBV), WisdomTree Germany Hedged Equity ETF  … [...]

Deflation-Phobia Set To Bring On More Monetary Inflation – Seeking …

“Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's bid to end 15 years of persistent deflation is endangered by the failure of counterparts in the U.S. And Europe to meet their own price goals. Citigroup Inc.'s Inflation Surprise Index  … [...]

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 [...]

International Political Economy Zone: Japan 'Defeating' Deflation …

There is much debate in Japan as to whether the Bank of Japan's efforts to pull the country out of a deflationary spiral are bearing fruit. True, Japan's consumer prince index is actually showing a positive trend, but this may be  … [...]

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  … [...]

EconoSpeak: Stiglitz and Minsky: No Need to Choose

Stiglitz and Minsky : No Need to Choose. Paul Krugman makes the distinction between two explanations for the debt buildup that preceded the 2008 financial crisis. One gets the Stiglitz label: rising inequality induced  … [...]