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While gold's role as a medium of exchange may have proved disappointing to Roosevelt in terms of its impact on depressionary forces, gold's purchasing power increased substantially during this period of deflation, as it had in previous deflationary eras.
In the meantime, however, it also means accelerated debt repayment by these companies and enlarged deflationary gap for the economy as a whole.
Other price figures have also raised the deflationary alarm recently.
Most of the large problem borrowers have now been dealt with, so the "zombies" are no longer such a drag on dynamism or a source of deflationary pressure.
Also adding to deflationary pressure, more companies are expected to cut prices to stimulate consumer spending amid the deteriorating economy, he said.
This means the entire savings of the household sector together with the debt repayment of the corporate sector have become the leakage to the income stream, effectively becoming the economy's deflationary gap.
While painting a bleak view on the economy, Hayami said the BOJ will carefully monitor the economic situation to prevent a deflationary spiral.
The central bank's price prognostication represents good news if the regained vigor of private businesses is finally dispelling the chronic deflationary undertow that has plagued the economy for several years.
Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan should consider further relaxing its monetary policy with the aim of encouraging the mobility of money and ending the current deflationary crisis.
risks that the potential benefits of that transaction will not be realized, risks related to the continuing challenging retail and macroeconomic conditions, including the levels of consumer confidence and discretionary spending and the levels of customer traffic within department stores, malls and other shopping and selling environments, and a continuation of the deflationary trend in prices for apparel products; risks associated with the Company's dependence on sales to a limited number of large United States department store customers; the impact of consolidation among one or more of the Company's larger customers, such as the recently completed merger between Federated Department Stores, Inc.
Bonds are viewed as safe-haven assets when deflationary pressure is prevalent in the economy.