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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. [...]

Deflation in Sweden: Questions and answers | Lars E.O. Svensson

The inflation rate in Sweden is now among the lowest in the world. What has caused the deflation , what are its consequences, could Sweden end up in a similar situation as Japan , and what can be done about the [...]

Japanese Style of Deflation à la Mode | Think the Unthinkable Future.

Having come back from the Niyodo River, one of the most beautiful Japanese rivers in the Kochi Prefecture shown above, I just pick up some articles and columns which simply point out the world community is now heading [...]

Tax Hike in Japan to test fight against Deflation – Your …

There is a big test coming up for the Prime Minister of Japan , Shinzo Abe, and his own brand of economic policies which have been labelled “Abenomics”. Abe has launched a range of aggressive measures to end deflation [...]

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 [...]

Japanese Deflation is Far From Dead | Waltham Economy of Asia …

When Bank of Japan Chairman Haruhiko Kuroda took the reins of the Japanese central bank in late 2012, he was tasked with jumpstarting an economy that had been languishing since the 1990s. GDP growth was slow, the  … [...]

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 [...]

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  … [...]

ekathimerini.com | Draghi deflation risk put at 35% by Morgan …

“Until too late, the Bank of Japan didn't think Japan was going to be entangled with deflation ,” said Kenji Yumoto, vice chairman of the Japan Research Institute Ltd. and an economic adviser to the government in the late  … [...]

Aging America heading for disaster | New York Post

Fewer Americas were being born, points out Harry S. Dent Jr. in “The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019” (Portfolio). Following the Baby Boom, which peaked in … Dent, a business consultant, stock-market prognosticator and author who says now is the time to sell stocks, has plucked an old argument off the dusty shelves of 1980s political rhetoric (“We're nothing like Japan ! And that's horrible!”) and given it a new  … [...]