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inflation expectations

The Era of Kakistocracy

Three years on, I remain absolutely convinced that deflation, driven primarily by consumers eager to repair their balance sheets, will be a powerful force for many years to come but, at the same time, I must admit that I see worrying signs…

The BOJ Surprises, Weakens Yen

Central banks' ability to surprise the market remains even in these trying times. It was the Bank of Japan's turn today. It surprised the market in two ways. First, it expanded its asset purchase plan by JPY10 trillion ($128 bln).…

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