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Why The U.S. Economy Is Not Doomed To A Japan-Style Deflation …

10-yr sovereign yields in Germany have plunged to just under 1%, and Japanese yields are a mere 0.5%. U.S. 10-yr yields seem to be following suit, [...]

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 [...]

Petr Polak | The Euro Deflation Crisis | Foreign Affairs | Foreign Affairs

For evidence of the ill effects of deflation , look to Japan in the 1990s, which closely resembles Europe today. There, too, the financial sector struggled under a large burden of bad loans. Like Europe, Japan also faced an [...]

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 [...]

Market Moving Economic Events: BOE Minutes And Japan Inflation …

The European Central Bank's President, Mario Draghi, will issue a speech where he is expected to tackle the issue of the Eurozone's low inflation and the measures that need to be taken to avoid a Japanese style deflation [...]

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 [...]

Has China's Minsky Moment Has Arrived – Business Insider

After years of booming credit expansion, we're now seeing slower economic growth in China and a rising number of domestic bond defaults. This has prompted many to ask has China's ' Minsky moment' [...]

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  … [...]

The Problem With Hitting Targets – Deflation – Tutor2u

As Japan continues to push forward with Abenomics, monetary stimulus tapers off in the USA and and a halt elsewhere in the world alongside still timid business and consumer confidence, deflation becomes a serious risk for  … [...]

Gary Shilling Deflation – Business Insider

Those deflationary expectations are partly responsible for the slow economic growth in Japan for two decades. It's a self-reinforcing cycle, and it's hard to stop. Japan is now experimenting with ultra-aggressive monetary and  … [...]