Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Who stole the yen carry trade? Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 9:20 PM ET

    Japan's negative rate policy should have weakened the yen, but instead it's spurred a rally as appetite to use the currency to fund other bets wanes.

  • Markets are overreacting about Japan: Strategist Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:56 PM ET
    Japanese economy outlook

    Markets are overreacting to the stronger yen and BOJ's negative interest rates policy, remarks John Vail from Nikko Asset Management Americas.

  • Japan Post hurt by negative rates: Investor Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 5:48 PM ET

    Jesper Koll from Wisdom Tree Japan says the BOJ's negative rates have decked Japan Post but its restructuring plans are good.

  • Yen rallies as world falls apart: FX strategist Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 11:17 AM ET

    The surge in the yen against the dollar is revealing deep problems in global markets, currency strategist Steven Englander tells CNBC.

  • Market testing Kuroda's credibility: Nomura Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:18 PM ET
    Market Analysis

    Nomura's Michael Kurtz warns that the BOJ is struggling with a stronger yen and a 50 b.p. decline in Japan's inflation expectations.

  • Next up: Yellen could set the next move for markets Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:48 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to attempt to balance the Fed's stated goal of raising interest rates against the risks of a weaker global economy.

  • Has BoJ policy backfired? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:58 AM ET
    Has BoJ policy backfired?

    Colin Asher, senior economist at Mizuho, talks about how well the Bank of Japan's monetary policy is working in attempts to inflate the economy.

  • Japan PM: I trust BOJ boss on negative rates Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:02 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Shinzo Abe has defended the Bank of Japan's handling of monetary policy, after the central bank's surprise move on rates unsettled global markets.

  • 'Kuroda must be praying right now' Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 10:52 PM ET
    BOJ Negative rates

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, explains why the BOJ negative rates policy is not delivering the impact it was supposed to.

  • What's the Impact of BOJ negative rates Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 10:34 PM ET
    Impact of BOJ's Negative rates policy

    Negative interest rates are leading to concerns about the strengths of the financial sector, says National Australia Bank's Ray Attrill.

  • 'Stronger yen wasn't in BOJ's playbook' Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 8:29 PM ET
    Japan Markets

    Japan's policymakers might have to revise their goals for Abenomics, says Geoff Lewis, global market strategist at Manulife Asset Management.

  • Dollar/yen to dip below 110 in coming months: CBA Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:52 PM ET
    Yen thriving amidst current risk-averse mood

    Japanese yen is surging because it is well-supported by a large current account surplus of nearly 3 percent of GDP, explains Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Elias Haddad.

  • What's behind Japan's market sell-off? Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 5:49 PM ET
    BOJ Rates

    Japan markets' extreme volatility is in response to the global panic environment and Fed uncertainty, explains Ed Rogers from Rogers Investment Advisors.

  • Trading the unheard-of fall in yields to zero Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 1:31 PM ET
    Employees of a foreign exchange trading company work under monitors displaying the 10-year Japanese government bond yield in Tokyo, Feb. 9, 2016.

    CNBC Pro asked top Wall Street strategists and money managers how investors should position their portfolios as the Japan 10-year bond yield goes negative.

  • Japan 10-year bond yield turns negative Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 11:46 PM ET

    Yields on Japan's benchmark 10-year government bond fell below zero for the first time, as investors clamored for safe-haven assets.

  • Will negative rates deck Japan’s banks? Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 8:34 PM ET

    Japan's banks will likely bear the brunt of the Bank of Japan's negative interest rates move, but analysts are divided on how badly they'll be hit.

  • BOJ members feared triggering ‘rates war’ Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 11:41 PM ET
    A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past an electronic board showing prices of Japan's Nikkei average in Tokyo.

    Policymakers at the Bank of Japan tussled over the decision to adopt negative interest rates, according to the summary released Monday.

  • Op-Ed: Is the ECB running out of bazookas? Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 8:35 PM ET

    The latest data showing weak private sector credit flows in the euro area suggest that might well be the case.

  • Can central banks deliver stability? Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 3:13 AM ET
    Can central banks deliver stability?

    Nandini Ramakrishnan, global market strategist at JPMAM, says it will be difficult for central banks worldwide to hit inflation targets.

  • Japan benchmark bond flirts with negative yield Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:27 PM ET

    Japan is teetering on the brink of a negative yield on its benchmark 10-year bond, but analysts aren't necessarily worried.