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Price deflation, as one reader pointed out to me, is really just part two of an earlier piece written in this same space about the lack of marketing and advertising support for home furnishings products.
The Bank of Japan adopted its policy of quantitative easing in March 2001 to convince markets that it would end price deflation and to boost depositors' confidence in the financially distressed banking sector.
Sir Stuart Hampson, chairman of John Lewis Partnership, said: "The sense of relief that Christmas turned out brighter than many feared should not disguise the fact that conditions in retailing remain tough, with strong competition and price deflation keeping pressure on margins.
Granville reportedly suffered as a result of continual price deflation in the PC market and its administrators Grant Thornton said the severity of the group's losses meant that trading could not go on.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS DEEPLY CONCERNED about the possibility of price deflation in the U.
Although statistics are volatile, private consumption appears to have remained stable, price deflation o f around I per cent serving to offset weak growth of nominal income.
And, in the face of real price deflation, hungry competitors, a sluggish economy and stubborn customers who refuse price increases, your choices are to cut costs, cut margins or lose business.
We do this by examining how price deflation contributed to the worst economic calamity of the twentieth century--the Great Depression.
But he acknowledges that the commercial p/c industry has been in a prolonged price deflation.
S and P agency said in a statement that renewed financial volatility, especially if triggered by a devaluation of the Chinese currency, could lead to more asset and price deflation, putting greater pressure on Hong Kong's corporate and financial sectors.
This method prevents efficiency gains from being treated as price deflation (and inefficient production from being treated as price inflation) in the product.