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Economic Measures Deflation

  • A Walmart employee changes a price at a store in Miami.

    The Federal Reserve ought to begin planning for deflation to begin again, says Ron Insana.

  • TOKYO— The Bank of Japan opted Friday to keep its lax monetary policy intact, while noting signs of improvement in the world's third largest economy. Federal Reserve is raising rates, Bank of Japan Gov. Major drivers of growth such as housing investment and public spending have remained flat, the bank said, while exports have recovered somewhat thanks to...

  • Kroger CFO: Quarter impacted by deflation on top of deflation

    Michael Schlotman, Kroger CFO, talks about the company's quarterly results which matched earnings estimates of $0.58 per share and beat on revenues but cut its full-year forecast, which sent shares lower.

  • *BOJ to upgrade economic assessment as early as next week. *Officials more convinced economy expanding moderately. TOKYO, June 7- The Bank of Japan is set to upgrade its economic assessment as early as next week to signal its growing conviction the recovery is gathering momentum, people familiar with its thinking told Reuters, reinforcing expectations its next...

  • *Economy is steadily recovering, to grow above potential- Kuroda. TOKYO, May 17- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he told premier Shinzo Abe that the central bank will continue its ultra-easy monetary policy in a meeting held on Wednesday. "I told the prime minister that Japan's economy is steadily recovering and will continue to grow above its...

  • *GDP due at 2350 GMT May 17. TOKYO, May 17- Japan's core machinery orders fell short of expectations in March from the previous month and companies forecast a decline in investment over April-June, casting doubt on whether recent signs of economic recovery will be sustainable. President Donald Trump's protectionist policies on export-reliant Japan, and may...

  • 2017 an inflection point on equities

    Simon Smiles, CIO of ultra high net worth at UBS, discusses sentiment among investors in relation to Brexit and potential interest rate hikes from the Fed.

  • Kroger CFO: We've experienced deflation again this quarter

    Michael Schlotman, Kroger CFO, breaks down the company's quarterly results which posted a beat on both the top and bottom line, while comparable store sales fell more than expected.

  • Offset deflation with more volume growth

    Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer discusses his company's earnings and how it is responding to both competition and deflationary pressures.

  • DUBAI, Feb 21- Consumer price deflation hit Saudi Arabia in January for the first time in over a decade, official data showed on Tuesday, but plans for increased state revenues mean prices are unlikely to continue falling for more than a few months. Prices fell 0.4 percent from a year earlier last month, their first drop since the early 2000 s, and decreased 0.2...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 26- The euro zone economy started the year on a solid footing and the European Central Bank should start plotting an exit from stimulus if the recent inflation rise proves lasting, ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Thursday. Warning against keeping monetary policy too easy for too long, Weidmann, the influential head of Germany's Bundesbank,...

  • *BOJ, markets see inflation near 1 pct this year. *Mood inside BOJ far from cheery on wage outlook. TOKYO, Jan 26- Just when the Bank of Japan might have been expected to crow that price rises are finally heading towards its elusive target, insiders are fretting that it's not the kind of inflation they ordered.

  • *Japan Inc cautious about global outlook under Trump- analyst. TOKYO, Jan 23- Nearly two-thirds of Japanese companies do not plan to hike their workers' wages this year, a Reuters poll showed, a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign for higher pay to spur a recovery and a way to end two decades of deflation. But Japan Inc has generally resisted Abe's plea.

  • *Japan economy to achieve sustainable growth- Kuroda. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the prospects of faster U.S. growth may push up the dollar, and he offered an upbeat view on the world economy, dismissing concerns that protectionism could spread and undermine global trade. He said Japan's economy was likely to...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 19- The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected on Thursday, maintaining extraordinary stimulus to aid a tepid recovery in growth after nearly a decade in the doldrums. "If the outlook becomes less favourable, or if financial conditions become inconsistent with further progress towards a sustained...

  • Inflation without growth is a risk: Expert

    Joshua Crabb, Old Mutual Global Investors, talks about how concerns over deflation have waned.

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  • A worker assembles a Ford truck at the new Louisville Ford truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky, September 30, 2016.

    Job growth is shifting into a lower gear, but pay increases in December came at the best pace since 2009.

  • End of an era for monetary policy?

    Richard Titherington, CIO of J.P. Morgan AM, talks about how markets are saying that Trump will shift away from monetary policy to fiscal policy.

  • Japan Q3 GDP is looking up but is it sustainable?

    Japan Center for Economic Research' Jun Saito and J.P. Morgan AM's Tai Hui discuss Japan's lightly better-than-expected GDP reading.