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Inflation and Deflation

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  • As deflation deadline nears, BOJ faces prospect of failure

    TOKYO (Reuters) - With just five months left before Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's self-imposed deadline for banishing deflation, the Bank of Japan is preparing for failure, and the first casualty could be its facade of board unity. There is almost no way...
  • Fed ends bond-buying, promises hold on interest rates for now

    WASHINGTON he Federal Reserve on Wednesday formally ended its controversial purchases of government and mortgage bonds, and in doing so cleared the decks for eventual increases in interest rates, last seen in 2008. The nearly unanimous decision by the...
  • Brazil shocks with interest rate hike in wake of election

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank raised interest rates on Wednesday, surprising investors with a bold move that signals President Dilma Rousseff could make more market-friendly policy changes after her narrow re-election victory on Sunday. In a...
  • Cheaper oil gives Southeast Asia a chance to grow better, slash subsidies

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Rising risks of deflation in major economies have renewed worries about global growth, but sliding prices for oil and other commodities should boost most of Southeast Asia. In much of the region, "consumers are going to feel a lot...
  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...
  • UK inflation expectations hold steady at five-year low: YouGov

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britons' expectations for inflation over the next 12 months held steady in October at 1.9 percent, matching the lowest reading since 2009, a monthly poll by YouGov showed on Wednesday. Inflation expectations for the next five to 10...
  • First BoE hike still seen in first quarter but economists less sure: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - A rise in British interest rates in the first quarter of 2015 is now much less certain, according to a Reuters poll in which almost half the economists questioned thought the hike would come later in the year. A wafer-thin majority,...
  • U.S. mortgage bond prices extend fall after FOMC

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prices on U.S. 30-year agency mortgage-backed securities extended their earlier decline Wednesday mid-afternoon after the Federal Reserve as expected decided to end its monthly purchases of MBS and Treasuries. Prices on 30-year...
  • ECB must expand balance sheet by 1 trillion euros to lift inflation: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will need to expand its balance sheet by around 1 trillion euros for a stimulus program to be effective in boosting inflation, according to a Reuters poll, and it may be difficult to reach that target. Some form of...
  • The equity cult alive and kicking, despite deflation threat

    LONDON (Reuters) - Anyone betting on another "Great Rotation" of investment flows out of bonds and into stocks is in for disappointment: it's not happening, and isn't going to. In a world where deflation, never the most fertile ground for equities, is...
  • Japan factory output jumps, but Abe needs more to cement tax plan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose at the fastest pace in eight months in September, but analysts say the economy would need to show more signs of a durable recovery before the government can confidently proceed with plans for a second sales...