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Europe’s ‘Ogre of Deflation’ Is Rapping at the Door

All eyes on the European Central Bank this week. Its Governing Council meets Thursday in Frankfurt, and ECB President Mario “Whatever It Takes” …

BlackRock Sees Deflation-Fight Boost for Spain, Portugal Bonds

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Deflation, now vs then

2014-02-05T10:47:22.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Now vs 2009 that is, when a brief flirtation with deflation in the eurozone proved short lived and provided …

Economy

Does the European Economy Have a Deflation Problem?

"We have to dispense with the question, 'Is there a deflation?' and the answer is, 'No.'"<p>So says European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. The …

Economy

Deflation remains biggest threat to Euro Zone (Comment: Special to IANS)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), decided to keep interest rates unchanged at the central bank's monthly monetary policy …

Economy

Week In FX Europe: ECB Holds Rates As Deflation Fears Rise

With the Eurozone affected by very weak inflation, the markets were waiting to see if the ECB would take any action on Thursday. With the benchmark …

Economy

Draghi’s good kind of deflation

Setting monetary policy for the whole Eurozone was never going to be easy – one interest rate for all the economies from Germany to Greece is always …

Economy

ECB rejects deflation fears as it holds rates at 0.25%

<b>The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) has said deflation is not a threat to the eurozone economy.</b><p>The ECB kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.25% after its latest meeting. The rate was cut to its current record low in November.<p>ECB president Mario Draghi said: "We have to dispense with this …

Economics

Should we worry about deflation?

<i>We are hosting a round-table discussion of the risk of deflation in the euro zone. Our fourth contributor is Paul De Grauwe, professor in European</i> …

FTSE CLOSE: Vodafone leads rally as markets bounces back

FTSE CLOSE: Vodafone leads rally as markets bounces back; Twitter sees $7bn wiped off shares<p>By<p>Published: 03:43 EST, 6 February 2014 | Updated: 12:14 …

Markets

European companies shrug off deflation threat

Europe’s largest companies are not preparing for deflation in the region, despite policy makers’ fears of falling prices and the announcement on …

Economy

Investors wrestle with spectre of deflation

Politicians conjure up imagery seemingly out of a Harry Potter book when discussing deflation. The phenomenon of sustained price falls is a monster …

Economy

ALBERT EDWARDS: We're On The Cliff Of Deflation And Markets Don't Seem To Care

But in his new note to clients, he seems utterly bemused. Markets just don't seem to care.<p>"Markets remain stoic about the risks of outright deflation in the US and eurozone for one very simple reason," he writes.<p>"They simply do not believe a recession that would trigger outright deflation is on the …

Economics

Fall in eurozone inflation rate fuels deflation concerns

<b>Calls for European Central Bank action to help protect the eurozone's fragile recovery have grown after the release of inflation and jobless data.</b><p>Official figures showed that eurozone inflation fell to 0.7% in January, down from 0.8% in December and further below the ECB's 2% target.<p>It has fuelled …

Economics