Tag Archive for Deflation

Renewed pressure on the ECB

Pressure continues to build on the ECB to act. As discussed earlier (see post), the central bank may remain on the sidelines for some time, but the latest developments (listed below) make this inaction increasingly difficult.1. Declining Liquidity: The…

Disinflationary pressures beyond the euro area

According to the Conference Board, disinflationary pressures are not limited to the Eurozone and can be seen across a large number of the “developed economies”. The so-called “Harmonized Indexes of Consumer Prices” or HICP (a measure of inflation that has been standardized based on the EU definition) seems to show consumer prices weakening broadly, with only a couple of exceptions

The Eurozone’s “Nascent” Recovery – Bill Black

The Eurozone’s “Nascent” Recovery

By William K. Black On January 19, 2014 I posted a column entitled “Deflation: The Failed Macroeconomic Paradigm Plumbs New Depths of Self-Parody” that discussed the insanity of the Eurozone’s approach to “the threat of deflation.”  The EU’s troika cannot … Continue reading

The Eurozone’s “Nascent” Recovery