Communal cries of delight or deflation follow key revelations.
A world economy brought many advantages, but now deflation looms ominously, writes Ross Gittins.
Debt- deflation The combination of excessive private-sector debt and falling consumer prices that occurred during the Great Depression.
A deflation scare is likely to develop in response to the slump in commodity prices and rising global excess capacity pushing inflation.
Daniel Rook Japan's central bank has decided not to change its super-low interest rates, saying beating deflation is a critical challenge.