Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Japan Data

    Invesco Asset Management Japan's Alex Sato says Japan's recent economic data are a mixed bag and expects the BOJ to hold off on stimulus until June.

  • Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in March from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.

  • Pro: Dollar falling off highs not enough to move Fed

    Scott Mather, PIMCO Chief Investment Officer U.S. Core Strategies, looks ahead to the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy statements.

  • Bank of Japan

    If BOJ were to cut rates further into negative territory, it has to clearly explain that this won't hurt individuals in Japan, notes UBP's Kieran Calder.

  • BOJ seems to favor surprise

    The recent earthquake in Japan might provide the basis for more aggressive-than-expected BOJ easing, says Columbia Threadneedle Investments' Jeff Knight.

  • Currency strategy

    Even if the BOJ eases policy again, the dollar/yen cross might react by weakening, explains Roger Bridges from Nikko Asset Management.

  • One veteran strategist told CNBC that central banks’ adoption of negative rates was “meaningless” for the foreign exchange markets.

  • Ahead of the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) policy review meeting on Thursday, analysts are busy predicting what further stimulus it could announce.

  • Bank of Japan

    Signs of stabilization in China and attractive valuation levels are why Asian markets are looking good, explains Vasu Menon from OCBC Bank.

  • yen strengthening

    Bank of Singapore's Sim Moh Siong expects BOJ's policy bias to be for increasing ETF purchases to weaken the yen against the dollar.

  • Global bond markets have rallied recently but a rise in interest rates could trip many participants, a senior investor warns.

  • BOJ moves

    Richard Harris from Port Shelter Investment Management says the BOJ is powerless without policy options because the yen is not weakening.

  • Japan's negative rates policy a failure?

    Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Research at WisdomTree Asset Management, discusses the Bank of Japan's negative interest rates and how a change in policy could affect Japanese equities and the yen.

  • Central bank watch

    DBS Bank's Philip Wee expects the BOJ to further into negative rate territory as well as increasing ETF purchases by 2-3 trillion yen.

  • Bank of Japan

    Uwe Parpart from Capital Link International expects the BOJ to announce a doubling or even tripling of its annual ETF purchases this week.

  • Bank of Japan

    Rabobank's Michael Every reckons the BOJ will have to ease policy further as its 2 percent inflation rate target remains elusive.

  • The yen hit a 2 1/2-week low against the dollar on a report said the Bank of Japan was considering helping banks by applying negative rates.

  • Santelli Exchange: Awaiting central bank meetings

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the outcome of the ECB meeting and the upcoming meetings for the Fed and Bank of Japan with Andy Brenner, Head of International Fixed Income at National Alliance Securities.

  • Japan looks increasingly likely to fire both fiscal and monetary barrels in the coming weeks, with direct currency intervention off the table.

  • BOJ may top up ETF purchases

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says the central bank's presence in the ETF market is 'not too big'.