China’s Consumer Prices Decline 1.4%, Aiding Recovery

From Bloomberg: China’s consumer prices fell for a fourth month, making it easier for the government to keep interest rates low and boost spending to revive the world’s third-largest economy. Prices dropped 1.4 percent in May...

China Cites Risk of Deflation, Overcapacity

The AP reports, via Forbes, on the state of the Chinese economy: China is facing deflationary risks due to overcapacity in many industries amid a sharp downturn in demand, the central bank said in a report issued late Monday....

Deflation Approaches for China

The Wall Street Journal asks: China looks like it will soon slip into deflation. But will it be the good kind or the bad kind? Steep falls in global commodity prices drove a drop in China’s producer-price inflation to 2.0%...


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