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... » Read More
Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reflects on monetary policies during his term at the American Economic Association in Philadelphia.
At the American Economic Association in Philadelphia, outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers various questions including the run on the money market funds.
What's ahead for the markets this week just before Thanksgiving, with Sarat Sethi, Douglas Co. Lane, and Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Asset Management.
Michael Heise, chief economist at Allianz, says deflation could be good for southern Europe's competitiveness.
Alberto Gallo, Head of European Macro Credit Research at RBS, says the ECB needs to cut rates to avoid the risk of deflation, but it may not happen this week.
CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reviews Abe's latest stimulus package for Japan which includes a sales tax hike and explains why some investors might be "a little bit disappointed".
Kenji Abe, equity strategist at Citigroup Global Markets Japan, discusses the Japanese economy following the rise in sales tax and explains how he expects it to slow down.
Economist David Rosenberg suggests Bernanke will be successful in his anti-deflation drive; Sheila Bair criticizes the Fed in her new column on Fortune's website, and some U.S. companies are relocating to Europe in an attempt to reduce taxes, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.
John Canally, investment strategist and economist at LPL Financial, argues that the threat of deflationary pressures in the U.S. is not as bad as it was and discusses the U.S. economy.
The Nikkei is reporting today that Prime Minister Abe is considering corporate tax cuts to offset the potential economic drag of a planned sales tax hike. Sachiko Kishida reports.
Andrew Sullivan, director of Asian sales trading at Kim Eng Securities, explains why despite a lower than expected quarterly GDP figure, Japan continues to move "in the right direction".
Larry Hatheway, chief economist at UBS Investment Bank, says the Nikkei's corrections are due to the fact that a lot of Japanese assets are going through a "fundamental revision" in their valuation.
Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, says the EUR/USD will rise as the euro is oversold and the U.S. will prevent a higher dollar to avoid deflation.
Summer kicked off strong on Wall Street after upbeat housing and consumer confidence data, with CNBC's Seema Mody. Adam Parker, Morgan Stanley, provides perspective.
George Selgin, professor of economics at the University of Georgia, explains how deflation can be a good thing, if caused by improved production techniques and costs rather than by shrinking demand.
Steven Englander, Citibank's G10 FX strategy global head, discusses how curbing the Fed's current stimulus program will impact bonds and currencies.
Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura and Tobias Blattner, euro area economist at Daiwa Capital Markets, discuss the expected rate cut at the ECB and what further measures could be taken.
CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results on what Fed-watchers are expecting from the two-day FOMC meeting. And, Jim Dunigan, PNC Wealth Management, discusses whether the Fed's policy will prompt inflation or deflation.
Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services, explains why investors are seeing a rebound in equities and gold today.
Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services, explains why he believes there's a strong sense of deflation entering the economy.