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  • Weak Japan GDP not just about consumption tax: Pro Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    Weak Japan GDP not just about consumption tax: Pro

    Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the country's GDP drop in the second quarter is not only due to the consumption tax hike, but other factors are a worry in the economy.

  • Why the dollar-yen uptrend isn't sustainable Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:24 AM ET
    Why the dollar-yen uptrend isn't sustainable

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says low yields in the U.S. Treasurys and a lack of action from the Bank of Japan will drive the dollar-yen pair lower.

  • Japan: Brace yourself for bleak GDP Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Japan: Brace yourself for bleak GDP

    Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, says that Japan's second quarter GDP will likely be hit by its new consumption tax.

  • Brace for Japan GDP, it’s going to be ugly Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:54 PM ET

    Japan's economy is expected to have lost all ground owing to the April consumption tax hike, which looks to have thrown its recovery off its tracks.

  • BoJ's right to focus on consumer spending: Pro Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    BoJ's right to focus on consumer spending: Pro

    Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets Europe, says the Bank of Japan's focus on consumer spending is positive and the country should return to growth in the third quarter.

  • After weak Q2, what can the BOJ do? Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    BOJ acknowledges weak Q2: JPMorgan

    Yoshito Sakakibara, Executive Director, Investment Research of JP Morgan Asset Management, outlines measures that the central bank can take following a weaker-than-expected quarter.

  • BOJ will likely keep policy unchanged: BofA Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:18 AM ET
    BOJ will likely keep policy unchanged: BofA

    Shusuke Yamada, Chief Japan FX Strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, outlines his expectations for the Bank of Japan, which will commence a 2-day policy meeting on Thursday.

  • Easing remains on top of BOJ's list: Pro Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 8:23 PM ET
    Why easing remains top on BOJ's to-do list

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia at JP Morgan Funds, explains why the Bank of Japan will need to continue its monetary easing policy for the next few years.

  • Dollar-yen could hit 103 this week: Pro Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:20 PM ET
    Dollar-yen may dip to 103 this week: Pro

    David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, says the Bank of Japan's policy decision this week may trigger yen weakness.

  • The week ahead in Asia Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:07 PM ET
    What's on tap for the week ahead

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the key market-moving events in Asia this week.

  • Why the BOJ needs to act a lot more like the Fed Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:49 PM ET
    Why the BOJ needs to act a lot more like the Fed

    Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, says Japan's central bank must ease more if the country wants to avoid a 1994 type recession.

  • Is BOJ stimulus back on the table? Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:07 PM ET
    Is it time for the BOJ to come back to the table?

    Hayden Briscoe, Director of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, explains why he believes the Bank of Japan to unleash further support measures .

  • Why BOJ's inflation target is still intact Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:06 AM ET
    Why BOJ's inflation target is still intact

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says Japan's consumer price index for June remains "decent" after stripping out the volatility in food and energy prices.

  • BoJ’s bazooka increasingly felt around Asia Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    The BOJ's monetary stimulus is being felt around Asia, with its liquidity set to provide a buffer against the Fed's impending tightening.

  • Why a $60B BlackRock pro is holding 20% cash Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    "We don't like the bond market," BlackRock portfolio manager Dennis Stattman says.

  • Stattman likes bullish story of Bank of Japan Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Stattman likes bullish story of Bank of Japan

    Dennis Stattman, BlackRock portfolio manager, shares his reaction to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony Tuesday. He thinks investors should focus on the Bank of Japan.

  • Investing in Japan: 'All about stock-picking' Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:00 AM ET
    Investing in Japan: 'All about stock-picking'

    Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO at PIMCO, comments on the Japanese market and says it's "all about stock-picking" as the environment remains "quite weak".

  • Japan's inflation target is 'very achievable': Pro Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 12:06 AM ET
    Japan's inflation target is 'very achievable': Pro

    Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, explains his optimism for Japan to achieve its 2 percent inflation target.

  • BOJ banking on second-half boost: HSBC Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:19 PM ET
    Why the BOJ won't deliver much surprise

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, says Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda will likely stick to his optimistic view of the economy at the press briefing on Tuesday.

  • Why the BOJ is putting monetary easing on hold Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:17 PM ET
    Why the BOJ is putting monetary easing on hold

    Glenn Levine, Senior Economist at Moody's Analytics, says April's tax hike has made it "tricky" for the central bank to gauge the health of Japan's economy.