KWN weekly – Nov 6, 2014
Greyerz: “Eric, I’m watching Japan because I think it’s the best example of the coming hyperinflation we will see in many countries. Japan has been in recession since the 1990s, with falling real incomes, a declining population, rising deficits and rising debts. Their debt is now a massive 1.1 quadrillion yen, which is about $10 trillion. This represents a staggering 200 percent of Japanese GDP. Attempts to stimulate the economy have failed, so the Japanese have just come out with additional QE at the rate of an astonishing 8 trillion yen per year, which is roughly $800 billion. Remember that the Japanese economy is only about $5 trillion per year. So this would be equivalent to the U.S. launching a new QE program totaling about $2.5 trillion per year.