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Deflation Watch: New Year's scorecard – The Japan Times blogs

Deflation Watch: New Year's scorecard. January 12th, 2014 by Philip Brasor & Masako Tsubuku. Bottomless: Bargain bulk sale on diapers at discount store. In a chat with Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul  … [...]

Gary Shilling Deflation – Business Insider

Those deflationary expectations are partly responsible for the slow economic growth in Japan for two decades. It's a self-reinforcing cycle, and it's hard to stop. Japan is now experimenting with ultra-aggressive monetary and  … [...]

November Data Gives Boost To Japan's War On Deflation …

Japan's war on deflation got a boost last month with a key inflation indicator rising at its fastest pace in 15 years, new data showed Friday, as Tokyo battles to reverse years of falling prices. Stripping out volatile food and  … [...]

The Fed, Fearing Japan-Style Deflation, Will Keep Printing Money …

There's no doubt that Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen and other Fed officials are very much aware of what has happened in Japan , and they'll do everything they can to prevent the United States from going down the same  … [...]

Japan's War on Deflation Boosted by October Data (AFP)

Japan's war on deflation got a boost last month with a key inflation indicator rising at its fastest pace in 15 years, new data showed Friday, as Tokyo battles to reverse years of falling prices. Stripping out volatile food and  … [...]

Fed Balance Sheet vs. Stock Market; Will QE Cause Inflation?

US in a Minsky Bubble? About to Go Japanese? Looming Credit Crunch? In response to Japan Near Stagnation Following 9 Months of Growth; Service Sector Prices Back in Deflation ; Spotlight on Abenomics My friend “BC”  … [...]

Sober Look: The clock is ticking on Abe to implement labor reform …

In their recent report Barclays Capital researchers suggested that Japan's prolonged deflation has at least in part been driven by demographics. For years Japan's “wage curve's” shape has been highly unusual relative to  … [...]

Panic In China: Malinvestment, Deflation, And The Next Emerging …

While the deflation of the Chinese asset bubble will have a global impact, not everyone will be negatively affected. It's worth noting that China is following almost the exact same path as Japan in the 1980's. While China might  … [...]

Japan's manufacturing rises; Little change in 15-year long deflation

Irish/Ireland Business News, Internationa, Global, World, European Union, Financial Information – Irish Finance and Business Portal – providing Irish, European and global market information including mortgages, pensions, … [...]

Coppola Comment: Inflation, deflation and QE

A look at the inflation path for the period 2001-2006, when Japan was doing QE, doesn't suggest a close relationship between QE and inflation. Historical Data Chart The initial impact seems to have been deflation , though … [...]