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Japan's Looney Tunes Economics: The Deflation Lie And The Yen …

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 [...]

Albert Edwards: Deflation Smaller Risk than Inflation in Japan

Japan has been in deflation for so long, reversing economic agents' entrenched expectations of deflation will be difficult Yet a rise [...]

The Japanese Recovery After Deflation – Value Walk

If the US Federal Reserve begins tapering QE in the next few months that should devalue the Yen, helping the recovery, but if the [...]

Japanese deflation is falling – USD/JPY follows | Forex Crunch

Fresh inflation data from Japan is very encouraging for Japanese policymakers. Japan's PM, Shinzo Abe, vowed to fight falling prices, and it seems he is [...]

Japan – In Thrall to Quackery |

According to Takenaka, “ Japan has the best opportunity to beat deflation in more than a decade.”, which sure sounds like he's threatening Japan's aging consumers with an imminent loss of real income. They have already … [...]

Shinzo Abe: I Come to Bury the Yen |

But in recent weeks he has called for the Bank of Japan to achieve 3 percent inflation, three times higher than the current target, after years of deflation pressures. […] “The BOJ must set a (new) inflation target and print … [...]