Originally published by Telegraph on December 5, 2016 Read the original article.

Economists expect inflation to pick up in Britain in 2017. Why? The explanation is that a drop in the value of the pound will result in higher prices for imports. Observers of Britain’s economy also point to a slowdown in the rate of food deflation. Even though shop prices declined for a 43rd straight month […]

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Originally published by Marketwatch on November 26, 2016 Read the original article.

When inflation risk is high, bond investors demand a higher yield to compensate for the decreased purchasing power of a bond’s future cash flow. Hence, inflation is bad for bond holders because higher yields mean lower bond prices. Since Donald Trump was elected, bond yields have soared. For example, in the past two weeks, 5-year […]

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Originally published by New York Post on November 17, 2016 Read the original article.

Lower food prices contributed to a slight revenue shortfall for Wal-Mart in the fiscal third quarter. The giant company’s revenue did inch higher to $118.2 billion, but that was less than the $118.69 Wall Street expected. An Edward Jones analyst says, “Deflation is definitely an issue for Wal-Mart.” Read this excerpt from a Nov. 17 […]

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Originally published by FirstPost on November 14, 2016 Read the original article.

A financial panic has developed in India. Quartz India explains (Nov. 14): On Nov. 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that all notes in denominations of Rs500 ($7.40) and Rs1,000 ($14.70) would be illegal in the country. These were the highest and most popular currency denominations in India, forming 86% of the currency in […]

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Originally published by Japan Times on November 7, 2016 Read the original article.

In the world’s third largest economy, the populace is reluctant to spend money. The monetary easing that the Bank of Japan initiated in 2013 is no match for a stubborn deflationary mindset. Japan’s CPI has hovered in the minus column for seven months in a row through September. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda had hoped Japan […]

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Originally published by October 24, 2016 on Marketrealist.com Read the original article.

The grocery store business has been hurting and the sector is seeing a shakeup. Supermarkets have revised their earnings downward due to pressure from competition and food price deflation. The upheaval has led to at least one business sale within the sector and others may be in the works. Read this excerpt from an Oct. […]

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