Is it too early to call an end to deflation?

ARTICLE - Prices have stopped falling and the balance of Bank of Japan banknotes circulating in the market is on a sharp rise. So is it too early to worry about the possibility of inflation asks the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper on Monday.

The Japanese economy, as measured by gross domestic product, hit bottom in the first quarter of 2002. However, with nominal growth outpaced by real growth adjusted for price changes, most economists point out that the Japanese economy remains in a deflationary

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