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Looks as if they lost battle against deflation: Japan's Inflation Slows …

(Bloomberg) — Japan's inflation slowed more than forecast in January, highlighting central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda's challenge in reflating the world's third-biggest economy. Consumer prices excluding fresh food rose [...]

Japan government says country nearing end to deflation| Reporters …

TOKYO: Japan is approaching an end to deflation , the government said on Thursday, offering its most upbeat view on prices in nearly four years as a steady pick-up in the economy allows more companies to pass on rising  … [...]

Jim Grant (of Grant's Interest Rate Observer) Explains the Fed …

By trying to forestall an imagined deflation , the Federal Reserve comes perilously close to instigating the real thing. The economist Hyman Minsky laid down the paradox that stability is itself destabilizing. I say that the pledge of a stable funds … [...]