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Quantitative easing around the world: lessons from Japan, UK and US

QE was effectively born in Japan , a country plagued in recent history by deflation and rolling recession. The phrase “quantitative easing” was coined to describe Japan's efforts to kickstart growth and get prices rising [...]

Is the Euro the New Yen? | ETF Trends

The case for Japan's equity market in late 2012 and 2013 started when the central bank provided huge levels of monetary support to rid Japan of deflation . This action led to a much weaker yen, which in turn contributed to [...]

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 [...]

The “Nice Phase of Minsky's Cycle” | timiacono.com

It's kind of ironic to think of all the time and money that went into all those high frequency trading computers (i.e., the hardware design and the [...]

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: China Faces "Minsky …

The blog's primary focus is inflation, deflation , and hyperinflation topics, especially currencies, gold, silver, crude, oil, energy and precious metals. Other macro discussion topics include interest rates, China, commodities, the  … [...]

Japan-style deflation in Europe getting harder to dismiss | MacroScope

Japan's 20-year fight against deflation offers important lessons for the euro zone, which could be about to face a similar battle of its [...]

Monetary Policy in Japan: Finally on Track – NYTimes.com

Among those suggesting to the Bank of Japan that monetary policy could reverse deflation if applied in a consistent and determined fashion was the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, who as a Princeton professor  … [...]

$a firms as japan sees end to deflation – www.thebull.com.au

the australian dollar has firmed as japan's economics minister forecast an end to deflation [...]

Fixing Japan's deflation requires labour-market reforms | vox

Abenomics is all the rage. Japan's GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the first quarter, the stock market went up by almost 30% since December, and despite some uncertainties, sentiments, consumption, and exports are  … [...]

Japan ETFs: BOJ's Aggressive Plan to End Deflation | ETF Trends

It has been hardly four months since Japan elected Shinzo Abe as prime minister, yet market participants have clearly placed their bets behind Mr. Abe's plans to resuscitate Japan's economy from the grip of deflation and slow … [...]