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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 [...]

Debt deflation in action: Greece | Real-World Economics Review Blog

Household debt in Greece is pretty low (70% of GDP, 2013), at least compared with countries like the Netherlands (139%, 2012), Denmark (149%, 2012) or Ireland (112%, 2012). Also, after 2010 Greek households paid [...]

Deflation: history lessons | Money Supply – Blogs – Financial Times

In the bulletin, the ECB argues that “outright deflation” is very rare. While there have been several episodes of “negative annual inflation”, since the second world war there have been only two cases of “ deflation ”: Japan [...]

Draghi on Why the Euro Area Is Not Sliding into Deflation like Japan …

Draghi on Why the Euro Area Is Not Sliding into Deflation like Japan Did. June 3, 2014. History and economic history is full of rationalizations that “this time is different.” So it seems to be with the ECB officials, who have defended their [...]

Tax Hike in Japan to test fight against Deflation – Your …

There is a big test coming up for the Prime Minister of Japan , Shinzo Abe, and his own brand of economic policies which have been labelled “Abenomics”. Abe has launched a range of aggressive measures to end deflation [...]

Imported Deflation And A New Currency War? [CurrencyShares …

Some are attributing low euro area inflation to Japan exporting deflation . Color us skeptical. Nor is the new agreement between China and Germany and UK an attempt to dislodge the dollar. The lowest euro area CPI print [...]

Peter Schiff "Deflation Is Good" Greece Hits 28% unemployement (61% under age 25)

Before the crash when Greece was growing at up to 5% annually, about 50000 jobs a year were added to the economy. Before Greece received its first [...]

Euro zone deflation – why does it matter to investors? – By Tom Elliott

Broadly speaking, euro zone policy makers fall into two camps: first, those who see what happened when Japan entered a negative debt- deflation , which contributed to the two 'lost decades' of approximately 1990 to [...]

Japan Is Re-Crisis-ing; Nikkei Plunges 300 Points From US Close …

As the evening progressed the dead-cat-bounce died with US and Japanese stocks tumbling to day-session lows. Dow futures are down 110 from the … Deflation deflation deflation . Deflation is the word of the day. Learn [...]

Greece as a textbook example of debt deflation (also: the JD cover up!)

Summary The Troika is still using the Greek state to issue debtobligations which are used to prop up bankrupt banks. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, chairman of th Eurozone finance ministers, does not get this. That does not work,  … [...]