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Inflation and Deflation

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  • Japan stands at crossroads of further yen weakness

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is waking up to the reality that a blessing can come with a curse: the weaker yen sought by policymakers has a downside for some companies and the broader economy. The yen dropped to a six-year low of 106.39 yen against the dollar...
  • Stronger euro justifies easier monetary policy: ECB's Coeure

    PARIS (Reuters) - A stronger euro is justification for an easier monetary policy, European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said in an interview with the Robert Schuman Foundation think tank. Coeure said that while the euro zone was...
  • New Zealand cenbank seen holding fire, signaling pause until first-quarter 2015

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's central bank is expected to hold its benchmark rate steady at its policy review on Thursday, and possibly signal a pause in its tightening cycle until early next year as cooling economic growth tempers inflation...
  • Cheap energy pulls down euro zone producer prices drop in July

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A drop in the highly volatile energy prices depressed euro zone producer prices in July as expected, underlining disinflationary pressures in the single currency area ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting on...
  • Japan second-quarter GDP shrinks 7.1 percent, adds to doubt over inflation goal

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy shrank an annualized 7.1 percent in April-June from the previous quarter, worse than a preliminary estimate, and adding to doubts over whether the central bank can achieve its target of 2 percent inflation early next...
  • Revised data show Japan second-quarter GDP shrank more than expected

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy shrank an annualised 7.1 percent in April-June from the previous quarter, more than a preliminary estimate, underscoring concerns the hit from an April increase in the sales tax may have been bigger than expected. The...
  • Fed minutes signal growing pressure to raise interest rates sooner

    Federal Reserve officials at their last policy meeting debated an earlier-than-expected move in raising interest rates, suggesting the central bank may be shifting to a more aggressive stance in light of the recent pick-up in job growth and inflation....
  • As ECB agonizes over QE, markets are already half way there

    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has talked up the chances of launching a bond-buying program to ward off deflation and having led markets down that path there could be a serious adverse reaction if it does not follow through. ECB President...
  • ECB surprises markets with rate cut, asset purchases

    The European Central Bank, in a surprise move Thursday, cut its main interest rate to rock bottom and said it would buy certain securities and bonds in a bid to stimulate growth and combat increasing risks of deflation. In addition to lowering its key...
  • Cutting taxes on wealthy fails for the rest of us

    Cutting taxes on wealthy fails for the rest of us
    The world's leading central bankers recently attended a symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Some European economists have finally learned their lesson as Europe sinks into another economic downturn. Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, urged...
  • ECB cuts rates to ward off euro zone deflation threat

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank cut interest rates to new record lows on Thursday, unexpectedly lowering borrowing costs to try to lift inflation from rock-bottom levels and support the stagnating euro zone economy. The ECB cut its main...