If new disinflationary pressures are left unaccounted for, inflation, holding all else equal, will remain subdued, and the pace of rising rates will be slower than was expected by either the market or the Fed.
At the recent CFA Institute India Investment Conference in Mumbai, attendees were presented with two very different perspectives on quantitative easing.
In a poll conducted earlier this week, we asked readers whether they thought the fiscal- and monetary-policy initiatives being undertaken by Japan's new government will lead the country out of the deflationary and slow-growth environment that has persisted for the past two decades.
In a poll conducted earlier this week in the CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief, we asked professional investors whether the Bank of Japan can overcome persistent deflation by engineering mild inflation.
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