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Deflation, recession and 'Japanese crisis' hangs over Europe | The …

Two months ago, a policymaker at the Bank of Japan warned that the eurozone was slipping towards chronic deflation and low growth. The central bank was “observing if Europe will fall into Japan -style deflation ”, [...]

Is the Euro the New Yen? | ETF Trends

The case for Japan's equity market in late 2012 and 2013 started when the central bank provided huge levels of monetary support to rid Japan of deflation . This action led to a much weaker yen, which in turn contributed to [...]

BOJ's Sato warns euro area of Japan-style deflation risk

The euro area may face a prolonged period of disinflation that risks harming long-term price expectations, a Bank of Japan policymaker said, warning that the region should not take lightly the potential danger of slipping into [...]

Market Anthropology: The Long Tail of Deflation

With Japan's Nikkei now trading well into its twenty fourth year since its secular peak in 1989, we thought we would take a quick comparative look at the two most talked about deflationary spirals (as weighed by [...]

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 [...]