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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.

News On Deflation
Is Japan's inflation actually on the way up?

21-04-2015| Source:CNBC

In spite of embarking on a massive two-year program of quantitative easing, Japan has yet to emerge from two decades of deflation, according to official government indices.

Sensex, Nifty snub WPI inflation nos; Bharti slips 3%

15-04-2015| Source:Moneycontrol.com

Wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation for March fell to a new low of -2.33 percent, the fourth successive month of deflating prices after the flat reading in November.

China consumer inflation stays at 1.4% y/y in March

10-04-2015| Source:Reuters

The producer price index (PPI) declined 4.6 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday, extending a long-running factory deflation cycle that began in March 2012 to three years.

BOJ keeps massive monetary stimulus intact

08-04-2015| Source:CNBC

The central bank pledged to boost its monetary base by 80 trillion yen a year, a quantitative easing program that's been in place since April 2013, in a bid to rid of deflation for good.

Emergence of Deflation: Bane for the commodity markets

26-03-2015| Source:Moneycontrol.com

and in the process permeate deflation on the global stage.

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