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Abenomics' Legacy: Japan's Greatest "Misery" In 33 Years | Zero …

Sadly, the Yen is nowhere near a reserve, and such a move would run counter to the government's effort to reel in the world's largest debt burden: considering Japan's debt/GDP is running around 240% these days, the last thing Japan can afford is even a faint hint of a debt crisis. Which means no way out: with higher food prices, people will cut back on …. The answer to Japans problem is deflation . Which would create a wealth effect for the consumer. Which would [...]

Deflation in Japan may finally be 'dead' – CNBC.com

' Deflation in Japan is dead': Strategist. John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group, Nikko Asset Management, says April's inflation report indicates that Japan is winning the war against deflation [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

In Japan Abe boosted Growth and stopped Deflation | NOURIEL …

In Japan Abe boosted Growth and stopped Deflation . In Japan , the first two “arrows” of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic strategy – monetary easing and fiscal expansion – have boosted growth and stopped deflation [...]

Imported Deflation and a New Currency War? | Zero Hedge

Japan is not exporting deflation to the euro area. Here's why. And the dollar's role a the major reserve asset remains quite stable despite the perennial forecasts of its [...]

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  … [...]