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  • Inflationary fires or deflationary ice? Jul 15, 2020 08:45 AM IST

    Inflationary fires or deflationary ice?

    After the pandemic, the short run will probably see a deflationary bust. Will it be followed by rampant inflation?

  • Deflation: A multi-headed demon that hurts economies and investments Jun 30, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Deflation: A multi-headed demon that hurts economies and investments

    When the growth engine slows down, income levels for corporates and households are adversely impacted

  • Big Story | May WPI contracts 3.21%: Is this the beginning of deflation? Jun 16, 2020 06:47 PM IST

    Big Story | May WPI contracts 3.21%: Is this the beginning of deflation?

    In this edition of Big Story, Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra decodes the latest wholesale price data released by the government.

  • Japan will resume fiscal reform once economy out of deflation: PM Shinzo Abe Jun 15, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Japan will resume fiscal reform once economy out of deflation: PM Shinzo Abe

    "Japan's economy is battling a crisis, so the priority now is to use all available means to put it on a recovery path," Abe told parliament.

  • Monetary Policy | Rate cuts passé — the RBI must address ‘deflation’ in sentiment too Aug 06, 2019 10:33 AM IST

    Monetary Policy | Rate cuts passé — the RBI must address ‘deflation’ in sentiment too

    While a rate cut by itself will not solve sector specific issues, a rate cut along with the right communication and cues on liquidity could go a long way in boosting confidence given the current context.

  • BOJ should dial back stimulus before inflation hits 2%: Kazumasa Iwata Aug 08, 2017 09:40 AM IST

    BOJ should dial back stimulus before inflation hits 2%: Kazumasa Iwata

    Former BOJ Deputy Governor Kazumasa Iwata criticised the central bank's price forecasts as too optimistic and warned that even hitting 1 percent inflation could be challenging given a recent batch of weak price data.

  • IMF says Japan needs more work for 'durable' deflation exit Aug 01, 2017 11:27 AM IST

    IMF says Japan needs more work for 'durable' deflation exit

    The International Monetary Fund highlighted concerns over price movements and public debt as it noted the mixed record of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth plan dubbed Abenomics.

  • Japan PM to keep economy his 'highest priority' in 2017 Jan 04, 2017 12:06 PM IST

    Japan PM to keep economy his 'highest priority' in 2017

    "We will put the highest priority on the economy," Abe said at his new-year press conference.

  • Currency ban will result in deflation, says DHFL Pramerica MF Nov 23, 2016 04:09 PM IST

    Currency ban will result in deflation, says DHFL Pramerica MF

    The move to withdraw high-denomination notes is expected to dent immediate consumption in the medium-term, but will have a positive impact on growth and inflation in the long run, says Kumaresh Ramakrishnan, Head-Fixed Income at DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund.

  • Tesco recovery gains pace with fastest sales growth in 3 years Nov 15, 2016 04:51 PM IST

    Tesco recovery gains pace with fastest sales growth in 3 years

    Shares in the company climbed as much as 4 percent after market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said Tesco's sales grew by 2.2 percent year-on-year in the 12 weeks to Nov. 6, boosting its share of Britain's grocery market to 28.2 percent from 27.9 percent this time last year.

  • Rising CPI in Euro, US will undermine bond market: Nick Parsons Sep 26, 2016 09:25 PM IST

    Rising CPI in Euro, US will undermine bond market: Nick Parsons

    The global weakness is mainly due to the pressure in the German banking sector which led to a decline in Dax by 2 percent, Nick Parsons, National Australia Bank says. Also the upcoming US presidential debate and the OPEC meet have also caused jitters among investors.

  • BOJ sceptics calling time on Kuroda's two-year target Jun 30, 2016 07:15 AM IST

    BOJ sceptics calling time on Kuroda's two-year target

    In a bid to end two decades of debilitating deflation, Kuroda began a huge money-printing programme when he took office in 2013, tied to a two-year target to push inflation to 2 percent.

  • 'If you want to make outsized returns, buy during uncertainty' Jun 17, 2016 11:30 AM IST

    'If you want to make outsized returns, buy during uncertainty'

    Madhu Kela of Reliance Capital, who called the bottom of the market around its 6,800 lows in February, added that near-term returns, especially in stocks that have bounced sharply since (such as public sector banks), may be subdued.

  • May WPI at 0.79%: Is this the end of industrial deflation? Jun 14, 2016 12:25 PM IST

    May WPI at 0.79%: Is this the end of industrial deflation?

    The wholesale price index (WPI) for May came in at 0.79 percent year-on-year, compared to 0.34 percent in April, showing the second straight month where signs of industrial inflation have emerged, following 15 months of declining prices.

  • Stock prices look justified for 1st time in 2 yrs: Ridham Desai May 31, 2016 08:57 AM IST

    Stock prices look justified for 1st time in 2 yrs: Ridham Desai

    A clear recovery economic and earnings is finally visible and growth is at an inflexion point, says Ridham Desai, Head of Equity Research & India Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley.

  • China failure could spur global deflation: Arvind Subramanian Apr 15, 2016 07:44 AM IST

    China failure could spur global deflation: Arvind Subramanian

    In an article posted on the website of Project Syndicate, he said the 'hopes' and 'fears' of global leaders at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington centre around China as its failure and success carry risks for the world economy.

  • IMF says debt levels highest since World War II Apr 13, 2016 10:18 PM IST

    IMF says debt levels highest since World War II

    On average for advanced economies, the IMF said in its new Fiscal Monitor report, "public debt now exceeds the level observed during the Great Depression and is approaching the level immediately after World War II."

  • ECB fires off volley of shots in eurozone anti-deflation fight Mar 11, 2016 07:38 AM IST

    ECB fires off volley of shots in eurozone anti-deflation fight

    The ECB slashed already record-low interest rates, prepared to pump massive new sums into the banking system and, for the first time, said it would start buying corporate bonds.

  • Why Abenomics is losing its gloss Mar 08, 2016 07:56 AM IST

    Why Abenomics is losing its gloss

    Lipstick shades are kissing off Japan's short-lived economic recovery, and fashion industry hues are turning as sombre as a central banker after another ineffectual splurge of money printing.

  • Budget 2016: Infra & rural spend may delay deficit goals, says Motilal Oswal Feb 18, 2016 02:43 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Infra & rural spend may delay deficit goals, says Motilal Oswal

    This is unlikely to be repeated, particularly since tax revenue from the oil sector is now fairly static to oil price changes due to the specific nature of the taxes. Deflation also derailed the disinvestment program, as most PSUs shorlisted were from the commodity and infra sectors, affected by deflation.

  • Budget 2016: Should govt stick to fiscal deficit target in face of deflation? Feb 18, 2016 01:25 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Should govt stick to fiscal deficit target in face of deflation?

    Motilal Oswal believes this deflationary trend is likely to continue in FY17 as well, thus impacting tax revenues once again

  • Japan economy shrinks, adds to fears of global slowdown Feb 15, 2016 07:51 AM IST

    Japan economy shrinks, adds to fears of global slowdown

    The data underscores the challenges premier Shinzo Abe faces in dragging the economy out of stagnation, as exports to emerging markets fail to gain enough momentum to make up for soft domestic demand.

  • Fed vs the market: 'Tension is fairly evident' Jan 29, 2016 08:17 AM IST

    Fed vs the market: 'Tension is fairly evident'

    Analysts and economists largely viewed the Federal Open Market Committee's post-meeting statement Wednesday as dovish, fueled by nods toward market volatility and expressions of concern that long-awaited signs of inflation remain elusive.

  • 7 reasons why markets are taking a beating: George Soros Jan 22, 2016 01:22 PM IST

    7 reasons why markets are taking a beating: George Soros

    Billionaire financier George Soros sounded downbeat about the global economy. He said it was going to be a difficult year and that the balance was to the downside

  • China December bank lending weak,but broader credit growth jumps Jan 15, 2016 02:43 PM IST

    China December bank lending weak,but broader credit growth jumps

    Banks extended 597.8 billion yuan (USD 90.76 billion) of new loans in the final month of 2015, less than expected and down from 708.9 billion in November, data showed on Friday.

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