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Deflation and the dangers of 'turning Japanese' – Steven McCabe …

Optimists argue that a number of things will occur militating against the normal problems associated with falling [...]

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 [...]

Japan may be beating deflation but it's losing the fight against falling …

The good news for Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in his fight against deflation : Japan's consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food costs, increased by 1.3% in December, notching a 0.4% gain for 2013. (Inflation  … [...]

Deflation Watch: New Year's scorecard – The Japan Times blogs

Deflation Watch: New Year's scorecard. January 12th, 2014 by Philip Brasor & Masako Tsubuku. Bottomless: Bargain bulk sale on diapers at discount store. In a chat with Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul  … [...]

Meet the new Japan: It's called Europe. – Quartz

Since it suffered its own real estate boom, bust and financial crisis in the early 1990s, Japan has spent the better part of two decades clawing out of deflationary quicksand. (While deflation —a broad-based decline in price  … [...]

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 … [...]

NewsDaily: News Summary: Japan deflation drags on in March

News Summary: Japan March CPI falls as deflation drags on; central bank keeps policy intact DEFLATION : Japan's consumer price index fell 0.9 percent in March from a year earlier, underlining the challenge of ending a long … [...]

Japan Is Enacting Radical Monetary Easing After 15 – Business Insider

JAPAN's public is finally getting the message that the central bank is determined to beat deflation . The weekend after Haruhiko Kuroda, the Bank of Japan's new governor, announced radical monetary-easing measures, … [...]

DEFLATION: Consumer Prices In Japan Fall … – Business Insider

Japan just released consumer prices data for the month of January. CPI fell 0.3 percent year over year, more than economists' expectations of a 0.2 percent decline. Moreover, the pace of deflation accelerated from December, … [...]

Bank of Japan Moves to Fight Deflation – New York Times | Thunder …

Moneycontrol.comBank of Japan Moves to Fight DeflationNew York TimesTOKYO — The Bank of Japan set an ambitious 2 percent inflation target and pledged to ease monetary policy “decisively” by introducing open-ended asset purchases, … [...]