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dis inf lay shuhn

  • n  a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments

  • A disinflation is a deflationary movement (i.
  • Recessions ordinarily lead to deflation or disinflation, which increase the real value of assets and act to end the recession by fostering spending.
  • Investors look for new strategies to cope with disinflation Quickly dying are the days when cocktail-party chatter revolved around the rapidly appreciating value of a.
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  • Housing Starts, Permits, CPI All Miss
    Following last week's jump in headline PPI some expected a reversal in the recent trend of BLS-measured disinflation. No such luck: moments ago the BLS reported that according to its hedonic adjustments, May headline consumer price inflation rose by 0.1%, below expectations of a 0.2% increase, and up 1.4% from the prior year. Alternatively, core CPI, excluding food and energy rose by 0.2% in ...
    June 18, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • Jean-Claude Trichet in Reuters
    There is presently no threat of deflation,Trichet told a committee of the European Parliament on Wednesday. "We are currently witnessing is a process of disinflation, driven in particular by a sharp decline in commodity prices."
  • Donald Kohn in Bloomberg
    The Fed needs to "keep inflation expectations from slipping to undesirably low levels in order to prevent unwanted disinflation," Vice Chairman Donald Kohn, 66, said Sept. 10 in Washington during a speech at the Brookings Institution.
  • Alan Greenspan in Bloomberg
    We had a period of remarkable disinflationin the years following the end of the Cold War, when inflation rates declined, Greenspan, 81, said. "That period is now coming to an end."

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