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From Deflation to Reflation

If there’s one statistic that symbolizes the tremendous amount of excess capacity globally and, in turn, its deflationary impact on prices, it would be the Chinese producer price index (PPI). Looking at year-over-year changes, Chinese producer prices have been declining for the past 54 months.…

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Inflation: Fed Prepping for a Hiking Trip?

Headline inflation numbers for the United States and Europe have turned around. In February, monthly gains in the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) deflator turned positive for the first time since last fall.  For the Eurozone, inflation seems to have…

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