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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate change biggest risk facing world in 2016: WEF Jan 14, 2016 06:41 PM IST

    Climate change biggest risk facing world in 2016: WEF

    On the economic front, 'deflation' is the risk of highest concern for doing business in India, said the Global Risks Report 2016, released here today by the World Economic Forum (WEF) ahead of its annual meeting in Davos next week

  • Why RBI's Rajan has little reason to hold back rate cut? Sep 15, 2015 10:14 AM IST

    Why RBI's Rajan has little reason to hold back rate cut?

    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has little reason to hold back on his rate cut this month. Perhaps he is holding his hand to see what Janet Yellen is upto at the US Fed later this week. The Fed meets on 17 September.

  • Inflation debate: Who is right between CEA and RBI Guv? Sep 03, 2015 03:34 PM IST

    Inflation debate: Who is right between CEA and RBI Guv?

    The government's two five-star economists Raghuram Rajan, of the Reserve Bank, and Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, seem to be poles apart when it comes to their readings on inflation.

  • Political economy a reality for central bankers, says Rajan Aug 30, 2015 04:58 PM IST

    Political economy a reality for central bankers, says Rajan

    Addressing the famous Jackson Hole economic symposium of the Kansas City Federal Reserve in Wyoming, Rajan said politics and history both have been important forces in determining the economic policymakers' goals and tactics globally.

  • Analysis: May's global bond rout reflected 'groupthink' May 27, 2015 04:45 PM IST

    Analysis: May's global bond rout reflected 'groupthink'

    For anyone expecting interest rates to be stuck near zero for years to come, the past month has been uncomfortable.

  • Deflation? Oil's 45% rebound could be mkts' next headache Apr 27, 2015 09:44 PM IST

    Deflation? Oil's 45% rebound could be mkts' next headache

    Brent crude futures have risen 45 percent. If that is sustained or even increased throughout this year, inflation next year could rise significantly, posing questions for policymakers largely committed to ultra-loose policy.

  • Feb WPI inflation falls to all-time low of -2.06% Mar 16, 2015 12:15 PM IST

    Feb WPI inflation falls to all-time low of -2.06%

    Inflation, as measured by the wholesale price index (WPI), fell to a steep -2.06 percent, marking the fourth straight month of deflating prices.

  • China takes lessons from Japan Mar 08, 2015 09:52 AM IST

    China takes lessons from Japan

    Chinese regulators are turning to Japan for lessons on economic history, determined to keep the world‘s second biggest economy from taking the same path of recession and deflation that has blighted its neighbour for the past 20 years.

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