Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • 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.

  • The BoJ is uncomfortable with markets: Economist Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 2:01 AM ET
    The BoJ is uncomfortable with markets: Economist

    Freya Beamish, economist at Lombard Street Research, says the Bank of Japan is uncomfortable with the yen's status as a safe-haven asset in markets.

  • BOJ Kuroda says can ease more, devise new tools Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 10:22 PM ET

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank can expand asset purchases further or cut rates deeper into negative territory if needed.

  • BOJ's Dec minutes show no sign of shock to come Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:24 PM ET

    Bank of Japan policymakers agreed in December that the broad price trend was improving steadily, minutes of their rate review showed.

  • Expect little impact from BOJ’s negative rates Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:06 AM ET

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global markets research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, discusses the Bank of Japan’s recent decision to cut interest rates into negative territory.

  • It's still a negative picture for Asia: Pro Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 5:54 PM ET
    Asian markets review

    Simon Male, head of Asian equities at Auerbach Grayson, says weak demand for credit is a problem for Asia.

  • Cashin: Others doing Fed's tightening for it Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:45 PM ET
    raders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange react to the news that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates during the afternoon of January 27, 2016 in New York City.

    Monetary policy in the U.S. will be tighter even if the Fed does not raise interest rates this year, Art Cashin of UBS says.

  • Dollar/yen rally will fade: Economist Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 12:45 AM ET
    BOJ negative rates

    Annette Beacher from TD Securities, says that the dollar/yen rally will fade because the actual practicality of the BOJ's negative rates policy is minimal.

  • What's the secret of a successful stimulus plan? Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:46 PM ET
    BOJ Negative rates 'breaking away from tradition'

    Chris Konstantinos from RiverFront Investment Group says the more a central bank can shock and awe markets, the more powerful their stimulus can potentially be.

  • 'Kuroda seized an opportunity here' Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:23 PM ET
    BOJ yen

    Wayne Gordon from UBS Wealth Management, says the BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda played the markets well for the past few months.