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  • Betting on social change in Japan Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:16 PM ET
    Seven & I Holdings Co. new employees take notes during an initiation ceremony in Tokyo.

    With Japan facing an aging population and a looming labor shortage, more investors see opportunities in efforts to lure women into the workforce.

  • Here's the upside to weak Japan data Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:14 PM ET
    Did Japan's tax hike come at a wrong time?

    Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon, expects the Bank of Japan to take more action if the economy is doing worse than expected.

  • These are two key factors for dollar-yen Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:48 PM ET
    2 key factors for dollar-yen: Nordea

    Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says stimulus from the Bank of Japan and U.S. yields will determine the movements of the currency pair.

  • June will be a 'lacklustre month' for stocks: OCBC Monday, 26 May 2014 | 7:18 PM ET
    June will be a 'lacklustre month' for stocks: OCBC

    Vasu Menon, VP, Group Wealth Management, OCBC Bank, outlines why market volumes will remain low throughout the next month.

  • That didn't take long: Japan eyes stimulus exit Monday, 26 May 2014 | 6:01 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

    The Bank of Japan has begun shifting its focus from supporting growth to ways of phasing out its massive stimulus.

  • Is the dollar to blame for Nikkei’s fall? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Despite Japan's tax hike and failure to push through reforms, some analysts believe the U.S. dollar is the real culprit for the Nikkei's fall.

  • BoJ should wait until after summer: Pro Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET
    BoJ should wait until after summer: Pro

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokoy-Mitsubishi UFJ, says the Bank of Japan is doing the right thing by holding steady as data is still very volatile.

  • Bank of Japan to ease in October: Nomura Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:45 PM ET
    Bank of Japan to ease in October: Nomura

    After the central bank left policy steady on Wednesday, Tomo Kinoshita, Chief Economist for Japan at Nomura, explains why he expects fresh easing later this year.

  • Why BOJ needs to do more to stimulate economy Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 7:51 PM ET
    Why BOJ needs to do more to stimulate economy

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says Japan's larger-than-expected April trade deficit came as no surprise and calls on the central bank to further weaken the yen.

  • Santelli Exchange: Consequences of intervention Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Consequences of intervention

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and James Bianco, Bianco Research president, discuss the unintended consequences of the central banks' market involvement on interest rates, and the problems they have created.

  • Aussie hammered by iron ore drop Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    The Australian dollar fell more than half a percent, on a slide in prices of iron ore, one of the country's biggest exports.

  • Are Japan stocks set to slide further? Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    Japan's stocks have faced a tough month, continuing to shed last year's gains as analysts grow disillusioned over the pace of promised reforms.

  • Japan's second quarter GDP could be negative: Pro Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    Japan's second quarter GDP could be negative: Pro

    John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japan showed strong first quarter growth, but GDP in the following quarter could be negative.

  • Despite GDP, still concerned about Japan: Expert Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:25 PM ET
    Why this expert is worried about Japan

    Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the lack of further monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, coupled with April's sales tax hike, will hurt Japanese growth.

  • Why Japan's upbeat GDP is bad news for assets Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:06 PM ET
    Why Japan's upbeat GDP is bad news for assets

    Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says Japan's robust first-quarter growth may stall policy momentum and negatively impact asset prices.

  • Major risks if energy market disrupted by Russia: BoJ chief

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says any energy market disruption resulting from the tensions between Russia and Ukraine would have a "major global impact".

  • BOJ still cautious about tax hike impact: ANZ Sunday, 4 May 2014 | 7:10 PM ET
    BOJ still cautious about tax hike impact: ANZ

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, reacts to Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda's interview with CNBC over the weekend.

  • Kuroda: Economists have been wrong about Japan Sunday, 4 May 2014 | 6:06 PM ET
    Kuroda: Economists have been wrong about Japan

    In an exclusive interview from the Asian Development Bank meeting in Kazakhstan, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda discusses Japan's resilient domestic economy.

  • Japan: SMEs confidence falls Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Japan: SMEs confidence falls

    Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, discusses the Japanese economy and says markets need to wait until June to get a comprehensive picture of how the hike in sales tax impacted the economy.

  • Further easing is inevitable for BOJ: Macquarie Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 12:32 AM ET
    Why further easing is inevitable for BOJ: Pro

    Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, explains why the Bank of Japan has "no choice" but to expand its stimulus program later in the year.