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Japanese consumer prices fall again in March, marking the fifth straight month of declines. The...

Japanese consumer prices fall again in March, marking the fifth straight month of declines. The core consumer price index was 0.5% lower than for March of last year with the result coming in slightly worse than the 0.4% decline expected in separate surveys of economists. On a national level, March prices for furniture, culture and recreation, and food showed the largest drops. The yen rose slightly following the data, with the dollar slipping from ¥99.38 ahead of the numbers to ¥99.33.
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  • Jason Tillberg
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    Abenomics doesn't kill productivity. That man is creative and can always figure a new way to make something less expensive is what there morons want to defeat with their printing presses.
    25 Apr 2013, 08:23 PM Reply Like
  • pollyserial
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    Maybe at some point we're all going to have to re-consider this whole central bank experiment? If QEx100 doesn't generate inflation or employment, what exactly is it good for again? Oh, yeah, that's right: speculative asset bubbles! It's great at creating those.
    25 Apr 2013, 09:00 PM Reply Like
  • justaminute
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    The M2 velocity of money in the US is in the dumps. That's why the US is not seeing high inflation rates. It would be interesting to see what it is in Japan for the Yen.
    25 Apr 2013, 09:24 PM Reply Like
  • pollyserial
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    But if they print more maybe it will at least be a bigger dump that it's in?
    25 Apr 2013, 09:50 PM Reply Like
  • justaminute
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    They have to print more to counteract the fact the velocity is so low otherwise inflation would soar.
    25 Apr 2013, 10:36 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    " food showed the largest drops."

     

    There is strong Cn food inflation.
    25 Apr 2013, 09:31 PM Reply Like
  • BruceInKY
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    Ushiro ni magatte! (Backward!)
    25 Apr 2013, 10:13 PM Reply Like
  • jumpnjoey77
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    Print faster.
    25 Apr 2013, 10:39 PM Reply Like
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