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Market Anthropology: The Long Tail of Deflation

With Japan's Nikkei now trading well into its twenty fourth year since its secular peak in 1989, we thought we would take a quick comparative look at the two most talked about deflationary spirals (as weighed by [...]

Confounded Interest | Japan's Consumer Confidence Crashes …

Japan's industrial production also fell 2.3% last week, the biggest drop since the Tsunami. jaoanip0514. Japan is still experiencing deflation in home prices are their housing bubble peak in 1991. For comparison, U.S. [...]

eFXnews : Japan Advises Europe To Learn its Deflation Lesson …

In delivering its semiannual status report to the International Monetary Fund's leadership, Japan Saturday included a warning to Europe based on its own experience: don't wait too long to react to any tendency [...]

In Japan Abe boosted Growth and stopped Deflation | NOURIEL …

In Japan Abe boosted Growth and stopped Deflation . In Japan , the first two “arrows” of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic strategy – monetary easing and fiscal expansion – have boosted growth and stopped deflation [...]

The Eurozone's (and Japan's) deflation problem | Sam Wilkin

I tend to be bullish on Europe – partly as a corrective to the mass of commentators who too early wrote off the crisis in the Eurozone as irresolvable. This optimism has been justified by the recent run-up in European [...]

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 [...]

Imported Deflation and a New Currency War? | Zero Hedge

Japan is not exporting deflation to the euro area. Here's why. And the dollar's role a the major reserve asset remains quite stable despite the perennial forecasts of its [...]

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 [...]

Euro Zone Deflation Risk

Europe seemed to be in better economic shape but Eurozone inflation is back at the worryingly low levels. Patrice Muller, London [...]

Supporters Of Abenomics Are Clinging To A Giant Myth About Japan

One of the principal arguments touted by Japanese policymakers (and the economists cheering them on) for why deflation is a bad thing and therefore must be overcome is that it depresses consumer spending. The idea is  … [...]