China fights deflation on its own

/ Feb 2, 2015

China fights deflation on its own

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During the past two years, China has tightened fiscal and monetary policy in the hope of offsetting the adverse effects of the large stimulus package implemented in response to the 2008 global financial crisis.

Jan 5, 2015

Untimely stimulus package

If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to tame the negative impact of the weak yen, he should try reining in the excessive monetary easing by the central bank instead of drawing up a stimulus package worth trillions of yen.

/ Apr 10, 2014

Lew urges Tokyo to prep for slowdown after tax hike

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Japan Wednesday to compile another stimulus package or take other measures if signs of an economic slowdown emerge from the recent consumption tax hike. “The value-added tax is something that obviously has the potential to slow the economy,” ...

Dec 17, 2013

Analysts split on stimulus power to offset tax hike

Analysts are split on whether the forthcoming stimulus package can prevent the economy from suffering a severe downturn after the 5 percent consumption tax is raised to 8 percent next April. Some of them say the package, involving ¥5.5 trillion in fresh funds from ...