Amid high expectations for fresh stimulus, CLSA's Nicholas Smith believes the market is primed for BOJ disappointment on Friday.
Japanese shares led the declines in Asia at the start of Friday trade amid a mood of caution ahead of the BOJ's closely-watched monetary policy decision.
The bar to surprise the market is quite high, which further complicates the central bank's monetary policy decision on Friday, noted Qian Wang of Vanguard.
Eric Bauman, chair at Los Angeles County Democratic Party, outlines his expectations for the Democrat candidate's speech at the DNC.
When it comes to companies, quality matters above all else, warns Keith Fitz-Gerald of MoneyMorning.com.
Joko Widodo has done a good job balancing domestic politics with staffing cabinet posts with the right professionals, notes OCBC's Wellian Wiranto.
There are strong growth prospects in the Asia Pacific region and it also offers good diversification benefits, says LaSalle Investment Mgmt's Elysia Tse.
JPMorgan Investment Bank's Laura Fitzsimmons is expecting an increase JGB and ETF purchases as well as a cut in deposit rates.
The market isn't expecting a rate hike this year but it could be underestimating the Fed, says The Motley Fool's Joe Magyer.
SGX has shown a consistent performance even through the negative market conditions particularly seen in Q4, says Jefferies' Krishna Guha.
Oasis CIO Seth Fischer expects Nintendo to release five new mobile games by March next year and monetize on its huge base of patents.
Asian markets open mixed on Thursday; Nikkei falls 0.48 percent as Bank of Japan begins its two-day meeting.
Mobile growth will continue to drive Facebook's momentum, particularly with its Instagram and Messenger apps, says Mizuho Securities' Neil Doshi.
Here's a look at several key one billion milestones, from Apple to Warren Buffett to global population.
AIA Group President Mark Tucker tells CNBC that there has been sustained growth in the past six years since the insurer went public.
The U.S. election poses significant policy risk, which will keep the Fed on the sidelines til December or January, says DS Economics' Diane Swonk.
Australia's underlying inflationary pressures are still soft but are widely expected to pick up, says Urbis Chief Economist Nicki Hutley.
Asian policymakers understand that export-led growth is still the way forward, explains Kapstream Capital Steve Goldman.
Fortune REIT comprises mostly of neighborhood malls in Hong Kong, thus relying on domestic spending and not so much on tourism, says CEO Justina Chiu.
It is still uncertain whether McDonald's promotions are a sustainable way to drive traffic into its stores, says The Motley Fool's Jason Moser.
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