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The Economist explains: Why deflation is bad | The Economist

Figures released on January 7th showed that consumer prices in the year to December fell by 0.2%, marking the return of deflation for the first time since 2009. Weak demand, driven ….. It happened in Japan , and other [...]

ALBERT EDWARDS: A Tidal Wave Of Deflation Is … – Business Insider

The yen fell sharply late October after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by announcing an additional round of stimulus measures that will see its balance sheet expanding by 80 trillion yen a year. And a [...]

China's economy: Deflation, deflated | The Economist

WHEN people think of a large Asian country on the brink of deflation , they probably have Japan in mind. But China, the biggest of them all, is now skirting close to outright falls in prices across a wide swathe of the [...]

Japan's new plan to beat deflation: more baseball – News On Japan

Japan's new plan to beat deflation : more baseball. chicagotribune.com — May 21. Can more baseball save Japan — or at least Abenomics? A set of recommendations to lift growth in Japan's economy drafted by Prime [...]

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  … [...]

Japan's War On Deflation Gets A Boost As … – Business Insider

Japan's war on deflation got a boost last month with a key inflation indicator rising at its fastest pace in 15 years, new data showed on Friday, as Tokyo battles to reverse years of falling prices. Stripping out volatile food and  … [...]

Japan Continues To Get Squeezed By Deflation – Business Insider

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's consumer price index fell 0.9 percent in March from a year earlier, underlining the challenge of ending a long spell of debilitating deflation despite an onslaught of monetary easing and stimulus … [...]

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, … [...]

Predicting Recessions and Depressions – Business Insider

But what about a debt- deflationary driven recession, such as described by Prof. Irving Singer or Hyman Minsky as an explanation for the Great Depression? In that case, deflation isn't a positive, but a negative, and the deeper … [...]