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Are Central Banks Exaggerating Deflation Risks?

Deflation is portrayed as the great economic scourge. It exacerbates debt servicing costs and encourages consumers to defer purchases. Central banks in Japan and Europe have responded with aggressive, unorthodox measures, often combining asset purchase...

Abe cabinet endorses Japan economic reform plan

The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has approved economic reforms aimed at making companies more competitive. The move follows huge fiscal stimulus by Tokyo to overcome two decades of sluggish growth. The reform...

Bank of Japan intensifies monetary easing

The Bank of Japan has announced plans to stimulate the sputtering economy with new quantitative easing. Under new leadership, the central bank plans to double the country’s money supply by the end of next year....