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Is Sweden headed the Japan way? | Mostly Economics

The last reading was at -0.6% fueling debates over deflation in Sweden. Krugman always on red alert to these developments started the debate – one and two . Lars Svensson, former Riksbank MPC member and deflation [...]

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 [...]

How deflation/low inflation situations are different in US, Japan and …

Though Europe has to prevent itself from becoming another Japan . For Japan , it has to continue to make efforts to come out if its nearly 25 year mess: There is far too much angst about the possibility of deflation in the [...]

Central Bank News Link List – Jan 21, 2014: Japan out of deflation …

Central Bank News Link List – Jan 21, 2014: Japan out of deflation , no guarantee it won't return: economy minister. Here's today's Central Bank News' link list, click through if you missed the previous link list. The list comprises  … [...]

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 [...]

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  … [...]

Japan Drops "Deflation" From Economic View As Prices Pick Up

Japan dropped the term ” deflation ” in describing its economy for the first time in four years amid signs of consumer prices picking up, an indication the government has made progress in its battle with 15 years of grinding price  … [...]

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',  … [...]

Sober Look: FOMC members fret over deflation risks

FOMC members fret over deflation risks. Some FOMC members continue to focus on the historically low inflation levels in the US (see post). They are worried about repeating the Japan experience of being stuck in a  … [...]

Japan is finally escaping its deflation vortex. But it's not in the clear …

Japan has been struggling to wrest itself free of its deflationary spiral since the 1990s. It looks like may finally be doing that. Prices for consumers grew 0.7% in July—the most they've grown in nearly five years. Here's a look: If  … [...]