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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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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

Falling global crude prices bolster economic outlook

21-10-2014| Source:Reuters

In China, a short hop across the Himalayas, slumping consumer demand has sparked fears of deflation as it wrestles with flagging global economic growth.

Neutral on India; global growth on track: UBS  

17-10-2014| Source:CNBC-TV18

far on fears of global growth. He believes global growth is on track. However, he feels the market is also focusing a lot on the deflation and disinflation story.He agrees that global growth is under

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