April 19, 2014
Eight EU states in deflation as calls grow for QE in Sweden (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, 17 Apr 2014, The Telegraph)
They have no choice but to pass on their productivity gains.Sweden's Riksbank admitted in its latest monetary report that something unexpected had gone wrong, perhaps due to a worldwide deflationary impulse. "Low inflation has not been fully explained by normal correlations between developments in companies' prices and costs for some time now. Companies have found it difficult to pass on their cost increases to consumers."
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2014 8:35 PM