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Deflation in Sweden: Questions and answers | Lars E.O. Svensson

The inflation rate in Sweden is now among the lowest in the world. What has caused the deflation , what are its consequences, could Sweden end up in a similar situation as Japan , and what can be done about the [...]

The Eurozone's (and Japan's) deflation problem | Sam Wilkin

I tend to be bullish on Europe – partly as a corrective to the mass of commentators who too early wrote off the crisis in the Eurozone as irresolvable. This optimism has been justified by the recent run-up in European [...]

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 [...]

Deflation, Debt and Disaster | S&P Dow Jones Indices

Central Banks persist in fighting inflation. The Fed is tapering and talking about tighter money. The European Central Bank won't cut interest rates. Only in Japan , where the Prime Minister is pushing the Bank of Japan is there  … [...]

Euro Area — “deflation” versus “lowflation” | iMFdirect – The IMF Blog

… and real interest rates, less relative price adjustment, and greater unemployment. Along with Japan's experience, which saw deflation worm itself into the system, this argues for a more pre-emptive approach by the [...]

Peter Surda on Bitcoin’s Run Up, interviewed by Jeffrey Tucker

Peter Surda on Bitcoin’s Run Up, interviewed by Jeffrey Tucker Since Bitcoin is a technology that enables a new type of currency never seen before (a [...]

Demographics: Bear Market, Global Recession And Deflation …

Europe has structural problems, a cautious central bank, and a relatively strong currency, mirroring 1990s Japan and making it the candidate for the first into deflation . China is closed to migration and thus trapped in a sharp  … [...]

aangirfan: EXPECT DEFLATION FOLLOWED BY INFLATION?

7. Japan's central bank will cancel all the government bonds that it has bought from the Japanese government. Japan's central bank will thus have less capital. The Japanese government will thus not have to pay 'interest',  … [...]

Greek deflation at record and could threaten future recovery from recession – economy

Greece’s severe recession continues to dissuade people from spending money, further dragging down… euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe [...]

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  … [...]