deflationary : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • a  associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money
    deflationary measures

  • The result a deflationary bust is evident everywhere.
  • 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.
  • Ben Simpfendorfer, China strategist for the Royal Bank of Scotland, puts it succinctly: "Where China was a deflationary influence over the last 10 years, it will be an inflationary .
News & Articles


  • Rodrigo de Rato in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Lawrence Summers in Independent Financial & Investment Advice
    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."
  • Barack Obama in Sky News
    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."

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