The Bank of Japan is unlikely to adjust its QE program, but it may adjust fiscal policy, noted Sailesh Jha, chief Asia economist at Credit Suisse Prviate Banking and Wealth Management.» Read More
The dollar's three-month rally took a breather on Monday on nervousness over Beijing's response to democracy protests in Hong Kong.
The sudden exit of Bill Gross from Pimco sparked a knee-jerk selloff in the Treasury market, a drop in Pimco closed-end funds and rallies in competitors' shares.
Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says the easing of core consumer inflation in August suggests that Japan's recovery may be vulnerable.
The BoJ must make a new commitment to meet its 2 percent inflation target because achieving that goal by around next spring will be difficult.
While the yen's sharp drop has driven the Nikkei to near seven-year highs, the quick decline is also spurring concerns over the economy.
The Fed just might have triggered an early look at its dream trade—where short-term yields rise gradually and longer term rates rise more slowly.
Bonds sold off as traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.
Bonds sold off after traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.
The Bank of Japan has begun paying banks for lending them cash in a sign the central bank is reaching the limits of its power to reflate the economy.
Ian Wright, director of Morant Wright Management, says Japanese equities are in a "sweet spot".
The Federal Reserve is increasingly expected to send a more hawkish message when it meets next week.
After months of going nowhere, the dollar has started to take off against the yen, and pros say this is just the beginning.
With the Bank of Japan already on an "extreme expansionary trajectory", further easing could be difficult, says Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.
The Bank of Japan drove a short-term interest rate below zero, a dramatic step in its already unprecedented effort to stoke inflation.
Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says Prime Minister Abe and the ECB are increasing pressure for the Japanese central bank to do more.
The stronger dollar may have stolen the headlines this week, but a closer look shows that it's not in fact a broad dollar rally.
Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at BoA Merrill Lynch, says the central bank is banking on corporate profitability and wage growth to lift spending.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ)refrained from announcing fresh stimulus despite signs the economic recovery is sputtering.
The Bank of Japan will maintain its massive monetary stimulus on Thursday and argue that the bigger-than-expected hit from a sales tax rise will be temporary.
Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains why the Bank of Japan can still afford to hold fire on further monetary easing.