deflationary deflationary  /dɪf ˈleɪ ʃə ˌnɛ ri/


  • (adj) associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money


  1. The result a deflationary bust is evident everywhere.
  2. In other words, the Fed is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at avoiding a deflationary spiral, and it's doing so more quickly than its counterparts in Tokyo did a decade ago.
  3. To stop the economy's deflationary spiral, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner need to get toxic assets off banks' balance sheets so the banks can start lending again.


  1. Kudlow: Are Rising Rates Deflationary?

    Are rising rates a deflationary event, not a growth event? The Fed cannot be too hasty in tapering its bond purchases.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. Kudlow: Are Rising Rates a Deflationary Event?

    As a warning to Ben Bernanke, one could argue that rising rates are a deflationary event, not a growth event. And if the Fed is too hasty in tapering its bond purchases, interest rates may continue to rise for the wrong reasons.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. BMO Harris Private Banking June Market Commentary: Growth Levels in China Continue to Affect Canadian Commodities

    - Economic growth in China likely to come in at 7.6 per cent or lower - Japan's approach to economic reform aims to combat 10-year deflationary funk - United States' bond buying has financial markets on alert - Interest rates should remain low under new Bank of Canada chief
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Marketwire


  1. "Japan is moving out of long and difficult deflationary circumstances," International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato said Saturday. "The best thing Japan can do for the global economy is to keep growing."
    on Feb 9, 2007 By: Rodrigo de Rato Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Larry Summers told Congress to pass Obama's stimulus bill "as quickly as possible, to contain what is a very damaging and potentially deflationary spiral."
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Lawrence Summers Source: Independent Financial & Investment Advice

  3. "If we don't act swiftly and boldly, most experts now believe that we could lose millions of jobs next year," Mr Obama said. "We now risk falling into a deflationary spiral that could increase our massive debt even further."
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Sky News

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