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Datawatch: deflation in Japan | FT Data – Blogs – Financial Times

Ordinarily, nominal gross domestic product grows faster than real GDP, but the deflation that followed Japan's lost decade reversed this and led to both a fall in private consumption and a rise in the country's public [...]

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 [...]

The Japanese Deflation Myth and the Yen's Slump – Ludwig von …

Yet still Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda warn that they have not won the battle against deflation . That caution is absurd — all the more so in view of the fact that there was [...]

MacroMania: Who's Afraid of Deflation?

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 [...]

Closing Dinner Remarks — The Hyman P. Minsky … – EconoMonitor

But it seems to me that that, based upon the history of the past decade, Professor Minsky would have insisted that the profession re-examine the roots of inflation and deflation . That is, as Minsky already knew, that [...]

Will Japan Re-enter Deflation in April 2015? – EconoMonitor

Reading the most recent statements from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda or Finance Minister Taro Aso you would get the impression that the days of deflation are now well and truly numbered in Japan [...]

BOJ's Sato warns euro area of Japan-style deflation risk

The euro area may face a prolonged period of disinflation that risks harming long-term price expectations, a Bank of Japan policymaker said, warning that the region should not take lightly the potential danger of slipping into [...]

Tax Hike in Japan to test fight against Deflation – Your …

There is a big test coming up for the Prime Minister of Japan , Shinzo Abe, and his own brand of economic policies which have been labelled “Abenomics”. Abe has launched a range of aggressive measures to end deflation [...]

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 [...]