TITLE

The D Word Is Back

AUTHOR(S)
Caryl, Christian
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);2/5/2007 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 149 Issue 7, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on deflation in Japan. For most of 2006, Japan's consumer price index (CPI) hovered above zero, but figures released for December indicate a slight decline, stemming from a drop in oil prices. Several factors that are suspected to have kept prices in Japan low are discussed, including companies that failed to pass along profits to their workers in the form of wage increases. Comments from analysts regarding Japan's longest economic expansion since World War II despite the effects of deflation are presented.
ACCESSION #
24282300

 

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