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Is Japan winning the war against deflation? – CNBC.com

Core consumer prices in Tokyo rose to a 22-year high in April, fresh evidence that the Bank of Japan is making progress in its war against deflation [...]

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  … [...]

Good news: Japan is finally defeating deflation. Bad news … – Quartz

Japan seems like it is finally turning the tide in its decades-long battle with deflation . Broad-based, persistent declines in prices are a drag on economic growth. (If prices are falling, it's a good idea to hold off on spending and  … [...]

For the time being—and maybe a while longer—Japan is stuck with …

Despite a new batch of promising data out of Japan on Friday, deflation —a key part of the destructive economic spiral that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to reverse—stubbornly persisted. Core consumer prices fell … [...]

Will Japan's Central Bank Deliver or Disappoint?

The outcome of this week's Bank of Japan (BOJ) meeting will arguably be the most closely-watched in years given high expectations for a radical monetary policy to end two decades of deflation . So, will Japan's central bank … [...]

Japan Corporate Sentiment Improves: BOJ Tankan

Japan's long-standing struggle with deflation , i.e. declining prices have led companies to invest abroad as a strong yen weighs on their production costs. Many economists are hoping that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge of … [...]

Japan Likely to Nominate ADB's Kuroda as BOJ Head: Sources

“Kuroda is a fan of a weaker yen and of deflation bashing,” said Kit Juckes, a strategist at Societe Generale in London. Abe won a resounding election victory in December promising to finally rid Japan of nearly 20 years of … [...]

Why It's Time to Underweight Japan

“We feel the excitement over 'Abenomics' is now priced in, and the Bank of Japan has yet again shown it will do nothing dramatic to end deflation ,” he said. HSBC forecasts the Topix Index will end the year at 900 – 3 percent … [...]

Japan stuck in deflation, December data show – MarketWatch

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Japanese retail prices fell further in December, as the core consumer price index — which excludes volatile fresh-food prices — fell 0.2% from a year earlier, [...]

Japan PM Says BOJ Must Set 2% Medium-Term Inflation Goal

… Abe said the Bank of Japan (BOJ) must set a 2 percent inflation target and make it a medium-term, not long-term, goal to show markets it was determined to pursue bold monetary easing to end nearly two decades of deflation [...]