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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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BOJ's bazooka: It's all about the message

25-11-2014| Source:CNBC

The BOJ`s commitment to pull the country out of two decades of deflation remains "unshakable", according to the minutes from its policy meeting on October 31, when the central bank expanded

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

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