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Why is deflation continuing in Europe and Japan?

Here is an update from Japan : Four years after the Bank of Japan set a 2 percent inflation target, price gains may still be coming up short, according to a survey of economists by Bloomberg News. Consumer prices will rise [...]

Quantitative easing around the world: lessons from Japan, UK and US

QE was effectively born in Japan , a country plagued in recent history by deflation and rolling recession. The phrase “quantitative easing” was coined to describe Japan's efforts to kickstart growth and get prices rising [...]

German bond yields to trump Japan as ECB battles deflation …

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 14-Nov (Telegraph) — German bond yields are to fall below Japanese levels and plumb depths never seen before in history as Europe becomes the epicentre of global deflationary [...]

Datawatch: deflation in Japan | FT Data – Blogs – Financial Times

Ordinarily, nominal gross domestic product grows faster than real GDP, but the deflation that followed Japan's lost decade reversed this and led to both a fall in private consumption and a rise in the country's public [...]

Will Europe Go Into a Japan-Style Deflation? | EconMatters

Europe: The ONE Economic Comparison That Must Not Be Named… Was Just Named. The Continent is now teetering on the edge of a ” Japan -style” deflation . Here's our take on it. By Elliott Wave International. It's [...]

Closing Dinner Remarks — The Hyman P. Minsky … – EconoMonitor

But it seems to me that that, based upon the history of the past decade, Professor Minsky would have insisted that the profession re-examine the roots of inflation and deflation . That is, as Minsky already knew, that [...]

Draghi has yet to banish the threat of deflation – The A-List – Blogs …

Stating that deflation will be avoided is one thing, making sure it will be avoided is another thing altogether. It's too easy to forget that, in the mid-1990s, most economists thought Japan was about to embark on a modest [...]

eFXnews : Japan Advises Europe To Learn its Deflation Lesson …

In delivering its semiannual status report to the International Monetary Fund's leadership, Japan Saturday included a warning to Europe based on its own experience: don't wait too long to react to any tendency [...]

Imported Deflation and a New Currency War? | Zero Hedge

Japan is not exporting deflation to the euro area. Here's why. And the dollar's role a the major reserve asset remains quite stable despite the perennial forecasts of its [...]

Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis | Outside the Box …

The financial instability hypothesis has both empirical and theoretical aspects. The readily observed empirical aspect is that, from time to time, capitalist economies exhibit inflations and debt deflations which seem to have [...]