Economic Measures Deflation

  • Pricing not important to organic growth: Nestle CEO

    Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, says that deflation - particularly in Europe - means that pricing is not important to the organic growth of his company.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 17- Australia is forecast to enjoy at least another two years of solid economic growth, extending a quarter of a century without recession and dodging the deflation that dogs so many of its rich world peers. The latest Reuters poll found analysts expect Australia's A $1.6 trillion of gross domestic product to expand by 2.9 percent this year, unchanged...

  • Europe is fundamentally over banked: Strategist

    David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains why he prefers U.S. bank shares over their European counterparts.

  • The move in prices of the gastronomic delight is a glaring indicator that while inflation gets all the headlines, deflation is important, too.

  • Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister, believes that the disintegration of the European Union will "breed monsters."

  • Deflationary bust or boom?

    Cathie Wood, ARK Invest CEO & CIO, discusses deflation due to new technologies in the U.S. economy.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 26- The Bank of Israel kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent for a 19th straight month on Monday and raised its growth forecasts after recent data suggested the economy may be expanding faster than previously thought. "We have received a batch of data over the past three months that indicates-- for now-- a marked improvement in the real...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- U.S. "The BOJ has a greater propensity to surprise the market than the Fed," said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at SG Corporate& Investment Banking in New York. Some traders doubt whether the BOJ, led by Haruhiko Kuroda, would act aggressively to combat deflation and weak demand given the central bank's history of falling short of market...

  • *Earnings forecasts to be revised down if dollar below 100 yen. TOKYO, Sept 16- Few Japanese companies see the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus as achieving its stated goal of spurring inflation, a Reuters poll found, with firms citing negative fallout from the programme more than positive effects. Asked in a monthly Reuters Corporate Survey to...

  • Global growth needs to be urgently addressed: Expert

    Monetary policy tools have been exhausted yet the results have been short of expectations, says NN Investment Partners' Ashish Goyal.

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Growth in Japan's industrial output ground to a halt in July after June's gains, underscoring the fragility of factory activity and the continuing challenge to policymakers grappling with a stalling economy. "July output data was a little weak and it suggested factory activity was stalling," said Hidenobu Tokuda, senior economist at Mizuho...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Growth in Japan's industrial output ground to a halt in July after June's gains, underscoring the fragility of factory activity- a continuing challenge to policymakers grappling with a stalling economy. The flat reading compared with economists' median estimate in a Reuters poll of a 0.8 percent increase, following a 2.3 percent increase in June,...

  • Japan Inflation

    Wage hikes are slow to pick up but a rise in bonuses could manifest in higher consumption, says Europacifica Consulting's Naomi Fink.

  • *Japan firms call for more focus on structural reform. But less than 5 percent of companies believe the steps will boost the economy near-term or raise its growth potential, according to the Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted August 1-16. After an early spurt of growth and surging corporate profits, helped by a sharp fall in the yen, the economy is again...

  • Emerging Markets

    Japan and China both suffer from the 3D problem - which is debt, demographics and deflation, says Morgan Stanley's Chetan Ahya.

  • BEIJING, Aug 12- Chinese banks extended 463.6 billion yuan in new yuan loans in July, missing analyst forecasts and falling significantly from the previous month, amid wide debate over whether the central bank should cut interest rates this year. Economists polled by Reuters had expected new loans to be 800 billion yuan in July, after 1.38 trillion yuan in June.

  • Where is inflation headed?

    Deflationary pressures are not going away, says Bob Janjuah, senior independent client adviser at Nomura.

  • Stocks tread water

    AllianceBernstein Chief Investment Officer Seth Masters, and Chief Equity Strategist at Stifel Nicolaus Barry Bannister, discuss earnings and the health of U.S. business.

  • For now, helicopter money off the table for Japan: Economist

    The Japanese government has approved a large-scale economic stimulus package, in hopes of overcoming deflation and boosting growth. Mizuho senior economist, Colin Asher discusses.

  • TOKYO, July 13- Japan's government on Wednesday cut its forecasts for consumer prices and economic growth, a blow to the Bank of Japan's ambitious project to achieve 2 percent inflation with massive purchases of government debt. The government expects consumer prices to rise 0.4 percent in the current fiscal year ending in March 2017, down from a 1.2 percent...