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  • How Distant Is Japan's 2% Inflation Target? Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 11:29 PM ET
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    Falling consumer prices highlighted how challenging it could be for Japan to achieve the 2 percent inflation target, which analysts say is unlikely anytime soon.

  • BOJ's Kuroda to Target Longer-Dated Bonds Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:12 PM ET

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank will seek to push down yields across the curve by purchasing longer-dated government bonds, underscoring its resolve to aggressively beat deflation.

  • Santelli's 'Weapon' to Combat Japan's Deflationary Monsters

    CNBC's Rick Santelli explains why he is taking aim at Japanese government bonds.

  • Abenomics Will Work: Expert Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:35 PM ET
    Abenomics Will Work: Expert

    Ed Rogers, Chairman at Barbour Griffith & Rogers tells CNBC that Japan's goal is to create inflation and that the Abe government will find a way to make it happen.

  • China's Cyber Attack Basically an 'Act of War': Blodget Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    China's Cyber Attack Basically an 'Act of War': Blodget

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, weighs in on the "new way to wage war" and what the United States should do to protect itself from hackers.

  • Has Wall Street Given Up on Apple? Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    Has Wall Street Given Up on Apple?

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, weighs in on Einhorn's case against Apple, the FBI's investigation of potential insider trading in Heinz, and Dell going private.

  • How Japan Can Crawl Out Of Deflation Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 6:45 PM ET
    Japan's Bid to Reflate Out Of Deflation Working?

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities sheds light on Japan's incentives to raise base pay that the government hopes will result in higher consumer spending.

  • Gross: 'Don't Own Long Bonds' Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    Gross: 'Don't Own Long Bonds'

    Bill Gross, Co-CIO, Founder & Managing Director of PIMCO, provides his perspective on bonds, the run in equities, and America's credit bubble.

  • ECB's Draghi: Darkest Clouds Over Euro Have Passed Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 1:39 AM ET

    The euro zone can begin 2013 with more confidence than last year but it is up to governments to carry the bloc forward with reforms while the European Central Bank delivers stable prices, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday.

  • Faber Report: Bank of Japan to Target 2% Inflation In 2014

    The Bank of Japan is doubling its inflation target to 2 percent, and will begin the program in 2014, with CNBC's David Faber.

  • Platinum Surges Over 1%; Gold Rises Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:21 PM ET
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    Gold edged up, but trailed platinum's rise, helped by gains in agricultural and energy prices.

  • Swiss Government Sees ‘Light at End of Tunnel’ Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
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    The Swiss government said it was cautiously optimistic for the economic outlook assuming the euro zone debt crisis does not again escalate even as it trimmed its growth forecast for 2013 to 1.3 percent.

  • Manage Your Portfolio in 2013 Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
    Manage Your Portfolio in 2013

    "The growth is in the emerging markets," said Curtis Arledge, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, sharing his investment strategies for next year, ahead of a looming U.S. cliff, European uncertainty, and deflation worries.

  • The Housing 'Bright Spot' Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    The Housing 'Bright Spot'

    Is housing turning out to be a bright spot in the economy? Eli Broad, The Broad Foundation, and Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman, discuss.

  • Recovery Needs More Than Just Low Rates Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
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    There is a legendary quote from the movie Top Gun when the commanding officer berates one of his ace pilots with the line: "Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash."

  • The Bank of England's New 'King'? Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:03 AM ET
    The Bank of England's New 'King'?

    "People are going into it with very low expectations," says Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, providing a preview of this week's European summit.

  • Weak Jobs Report Could Spur Easing: Kroszner Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:23 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee February 7, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    A weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report could increase pressure on the Federal Reserve to undertake a third round of quantitative easing, former Federal Reserve Governor Randy Kroszner said Friday.

  • Greenspan: The Maestro's Market Musings Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 7:01 AM ET
    Greenspan: The Maestro's Market Musings

    "We really have two separate economies. One economy is behaving reasonably well; in the second economy, there is an extreme level of forward discounting going on. You can see it in the spreads between the 30-year Treasury on the one hand, and the 5-year Note, that spread is the largest in history," says Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, sharing his perspective on the problems facing the U.S. economic recovery.

  • David Goldman: ‘Extreme Risk’ of Deflation Ahead Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:37 PM ET
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    Weak gold prices, softening oil prices and a lackluster stock market while the euro zone crisis could increase demand for U.S. dollars — but is deflation the next stop?

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    Investors are focusing on the wrong inflation numbers in China, says Hong Kong-based investment banker Sean Darby. While the consumer prices are widely considered the headline inflation gauge, the Chief Global Equity Strategist at Jefferies say producer prices give a clearer picture of the economy, and those are pointing to a "deflationary"environment.