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Euro Area — “deflation” versus “lowflation” | iMFdirect – The IMF Blog

… and real interest rates, less relative price adjustment, and greater unemployment. Along with Japan's experience, which saw deflation worm itself into the system, this argues for a more pre-emptive approach by the [...]

Fuel Fix » Data show Japan remains mired in deflation

Factory output picked up in April but consumer prices continued to fall and manufacturers forecast further weakness ahead. Read more from Financial Times. Comment. Comments( ). |. Email. E-mail. |. Print … [...]

Sober Look: With deflation in BOJ's crosshairs, the yen is sure to …

NY Times: – Deflation remains firmly entrenched in Japan , figures showed Friday, as the central bank projected that its targeted level for inflation was still some years off, underscoring that there are no quick fixes for one of the … [...]

I think we're turning Japanese, I really hope so | The Edgy Optimist

The past 20 years for Japan have been called the lost decades. Government debt is in excess of 200 percent of GDP. The country has suffered from chronic deflation , a sluggish job market, an aging population, an insular … [...]

Sober Look: Japan's catch-22

But these figures are a stretch for a deflation -hobbled Japan that hasn't seen such growth rates since the early 1990s. This is a no win situation. Waiting for strong growth, particularly in this environment maybe futile. And the … [...]

Deflation risk up in some G20 states: IMF (Reuters) | Stock Market …

But it also says the United States and Japan face a threat to their prospects from their failure to come up with credible, medium-term plans for reducing their heavy levels of debt and borrowing. The IMF cautions that while the … [...]

A to Z searchs: Japan deflation persists

n fact, November data for the Tokyo area showed deeper declines that exceeded analysts' forecasts and backed the view that the Bank of Japan will maintain ultra-easy monetary policy for the foreseeable future. A narrower … [...]