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Why Japan? Why Now? | ETF Trends

Japan's monetary accommodation, fiscal policy, and structural reforms have been coined “Abenomics” after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abenomics is a three arrowed multi-front attack on the deflation and slow [...]

GaveKal Capital: Excluding Tax Increase, Japanese Consumer …

Excluding Tax Increase, Japanese Consumer Prices Are Already Back in Deflation . The recent sales tax increase in Japan is wreaking havoc with price statistics, making year-over-year comparisons basically [...]

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 [...]

Japan sees end to deflation after 20 years | The Times

Japan has finally pulled itself out of deflation after nearly two decades of falling prices. Inflation is now rising at the fastest rate since 1991, the year the asset bubble burst, propelling what was then the world's [...]

Quantitative and qualitative monetary easing and Japan's recent …

Excessive appreciation of the yen. A persistent decline in prices means continued appreciation in the value of the yen; that is, the value of money to buy goods and services. If deflation only takes place in Japan , it [...]

Can The Stock Market Rally Continue? Maybe Japan Has The …

I propose that the Nikkei 225 is a useful leading indicator in anticipating the movements of the S&P 500 Index. Given Japan's experience with deflation , I hypothesize that Japanese financial markets are faster at accounting [...]

Japan's new plan to beat deflation – more baseball | SBS News

A set of recommendations to lift growth in Japan's economy drafted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party seen by Reuters calls for slashing corporate taxes, reforming public pensions, and — in a curve ball — increasing [...]

Sweden reacts as Krugman likens price slip Japanese style deflation

Policy makers are uniting against Krugman after the Nobel Laureate likened price developments in Scandinavia's biggest economy to Japan's battle with deflation . “I'm surprised that he's drawing parallels to Japan ,” [...]

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 [...]