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07-30-2009, 10:38 PM #1CravenurdotterII Guest
Japan Logs Record Deflation as Demand Stays Weak
Published: Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 9:37 PM ET Text Size By: Reuters
Japanese core consumer prices fell a record 1.7 percent in the year to June, with weak consumer demand for goods playing an increasing part in pushing the country deeper into its second spell of deflation this decade.
It was the fourth straight month of decline, matching a median market forecast and accelerating from a 1.1 percent drop in May in another sign the world's second-largest economy is stuck in the doldrums with rising job losses and falling wages hurting household spending.
The unemployment rate hit a six-year high and job availability sank to a record low, suggesting consumers are unlikely to loosen their purse strings any time soon.
07-30-2009, 11:20 PM #2
I had a couple baltic porters tonight. they were pretty good. not dry at all though, very malty.
We've won it. It's going to get better now. You can sort of tell these things.