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Haruhiko Kuroda: Overcoming deflation with quantitative and …

Remarks by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan , at the International Financial Symposium, hosted by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Tokyo, 19 March [...]

Capitalist economy, deflation and debt #4 Minsky | Seminar in …

Minsky major contribution to economic theory and the understanding of financial crises was the financial instability hypothesis. The hypothesis is has it foundation in two characteristics of capitalist economies. One is that  … [...]

How to amuse and misinform (with charts) | Historinhas

Japan's relatively slow growth is the result of demography, not deflation . Japan grew slowly after its stock market collapsed in 1990. Prices rose to 1998 and then fell as inflation gave way to deflation. While prices rose the  … [...]

Deflation in the euro zone: The euro zone needs a history lesson …

A vicious cycle of reinforcing deflation can result from such an economic scenario, with prior periods feeding subsequent contractionary periods. Expectations are vital to such cycles. Also, Japan's leaders recently initiated a  … [...]

Christine Lagarde Warns Against Possible Deflation

The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned about the risks to global economic recovery of deflation. Christine Lagarde said that “optimism is in [...]

EU says deflation not serious threat

Ben Hall, FT world news editor, talks to Olli Rehn, the EU’s economic and monetary affairs commissioner, about the threat of deflation, rebalancing in [...]

Deflation Is Crushing QE Right Now | James Gruber | FINANCIAL …

It's no coincidence that at the same time, the Japanese yen has reached four month lows versus the U.S. dollar. Japan is printing an enormous amount of money in a bid to end its 20-year affair with deflation . It wants inflation  … [...]

BoJ: Sayonara deflation | Nordea Markets Research

BoJ: Sayonara deflation . Published date: 4 Apr 2013 | Disclaimer. Japan flag. Bank of Japan's new governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, was not afraid of introducing bold monetary policy measures at his first policy meeting: The target for money … [...]

Should We Fear Deflation?

Economist Jeff Herbener discusses deflation with author Tom Woods. For more on deflation, see [...]

Why Central Banks Hate Deflation | Gold News

In Japan , the man at the head of Bank of Japan has vowed to take 'action' on deflation . Haruhiko Kuroda told law-makers that, 'If I were appointed as governor…I would do everything possible to get out of deflation .' His plan is … [...]