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Deflation

Decreasing prices over time. The deflation rate is usually measured per year. In the United States, deflation is historically rare. The government does what it can to ensure widespread deflation does not occur as it would potentially lead to spending decreases since people would wait for things to become less expensive.

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Cheaper tomorrow? BoJ battles entrenched deflation mindset

03-11-2014| Source:Reuters

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda does not need to convince Japanese people like Kazue Shibata that deflation brings problems, but getting them to believe that higher prices will make things

Pfizer's $11 bn buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid

25-10-2014| Source:Reuters

US drugmaker Pfizer is to continue buying back stock, with the board authorising a new USD 11 billion share repurchase plan, deflating expectations that it will make a new bid for Astra

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