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Japan: Concrete Fiscal, Growth Measures Can Help Exit Deflation

The “three arrows” of Abenomics—the slew of measures named after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe—provide a unique opportunity to exit deflation and revive growth, says the IMF in its regular assessment of the  … [...]

Japan deflation ebbs, output up; BOJ target still elusive | WORLD …

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's factory output picked up in April and deflation abated slightly as a weaker yen and firmer overseas demand boosted growth, boding well for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to shake the world's … [...]

Renthusiast.com: The global problem of monetary deflation (part 1)

Japan is a good example of a deflationary economy, with zero percent interest rates having 'no effect.' Japanese banks write off loans continuously but the economy has been unable to improve significantly due to stagnating … [...]

IMF Presses Japan on Deflation | Global WordPress Themes – News

The International Monetary Fund said that the Japanese government and central bank must do more to combat deflation , but expressed sympathy for Tokyo's [...]

The Bonddad Blog: Japan, Deflation and Some Very Bad Charts …

Japan , Deflation and Some Very Bad Charts And Numbers. This chart is by far the most important piece of information about Japan : inflation – or, more specifically, the lack thereof. While no one wants hyper-inflation, some … [...]

Diary of a Republican Hater: MMT-MM Smackdown: Scott Sumner …

Depressions and deep recessions like 1932 and 2008 are associated with deep asset deflation like Fisher and Minsky talk about. In 2009 we saw deflation and deep deflation in 1929-32. Certainly during this recessions we … [...]

Correcting Robert Samuelson on Japan and Deflation | theworldnet …

Robert Samuelson rightly calls attention to the decision of Japan's central bank to target a 1.0 percent inflation rate, although he doesn't get a few of [...]

Hugh Hendry: Betting On Deflation Through Japan | The Future Tense

Hugh Hendry: Betting On Deflation Through Japan . Very rarely do I engage in a “cut and paste” format on this website as there are plenty of other sites out there that participate in that style of writing. My goal here is to take in a … [...]

Japan prices fall, mild deflation to persist | Super News Today | Daily …

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's core consumer prices fell for the third consecutive month in the year to December, and mild deflation is expected to persist this year as energy prices stabilize and worries about Europe's debt crisis … [...]

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Deflation | Michael …

Right-side-up it looks like core inflation bottomed in the UK at the beginning of 2009, and in Europe, the U.S., and Japan in 2010. Only in Japan is the upward trend less robust (although no country bests the U.S. consistency of … [...]