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Japan's quantitative easing: A bigger bazooka | The Economist

In recent weeks, economists had started to question Mr Kuroda's oft-stated commitment to banishing Japan's entrenched deflationary psychology. They suggested that the bank's formerly conservative mindset might even [...]

Charles Nenner on Deflation and the Coming Crash – Business Insider

“Europe is close to deflation , Japan is still in deflation, China has very low inflation, and if the dollar continues to rise in the United States, we'll get deflation over here. And I don't think investors are ready for it.” Nenner [...]

Is deflation bad? – EconLog – Library of Economics and Liberty

Everyone knows that deflation is bad. Bad, bad, bad. Why is it bad? Well, we learned it in school. We learned it from the pundits on the news. The Great Depression. Japan . What, are you crazy? It's bad. Here, let [...]

'some time' to slay deflation – News On Japan

Speaking at a global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Kuroda said the central bank's efforts to overcome deflation by stimulating Japan's economy with large-scale asset purchases was proving effective. He [...]

Japan's Labor Market Showing 'Significant Improvement' – Business …

Speaking at a global central banking conference here, Kuroda said the central bank's efforts to overcome deflation by stimulating Japan's economy with large-scale asset purchases was proving effective. He added, [...]

Debt deflation in action: Greece | Real-World Economics Review Blog

Household debt in Greece is pretty low (70% of GDP, 2013), at least compared with countries like the Netherlands (139%, 2012), Denmark (149%, 2012) or Ireland (112%, 2012). Also, after 2010 Greek households paid [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Angry Bear » Japan's experience of the Fisher Effect

When Japan's call rate (the nominal rate from their central bank) went to the zero lower bound, Japan developed deflation . It was not a deflation where the bottom fell out and kept falling. It was a deflation somewhat [...]

Sweden reacts as Krugman likens price slip Japanese style deflation

Policy makers are uniting against Krugman after the Nobel Laureate likened price developments in Scandinavia's biggest economy to Japan's battle with deflation . “I'm surprised that he's drawing parallels to Japan ,” [...]