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Asian markets climbed after Japan shares took a roller-coaster ride in the immediate aftermath of the BOJ decision to adopt negative interest rates.
Marc Faber, editor & publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says negative interest rates in Japan are a negative for the country's economy and savers.
Marc Faber, editor & publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says the Chinese economy is weaker than six percent growth and talks about the country's president Xi Jinping
Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics and managing director at HSBC, discusses the decision by the Bank of Japan to set interest rates at minus 0.1 percent.
The Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rates for the first time at the end of its two-day policy review on Friday.
Japan's economy minister Akira Amari was crucial to the signing of the TPP, says Mikio Kumada, executive director and global strategist at LGT Capital Partners.
Mikio Kumada, executive director and global strategist at LGT Capital Partners, says BOJ decision reflects well on governor Kuroda.
Richard Martin, executive vice president at IMA Asia and Kelvin Tay, MD and regional CIO for southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management discuss the Bank of Japan's decision to cut rates further.
In comments made before the BOJ decision, Richard Martin, executive vice president at IMA Asia says if the central bank misses the opportunity to cut rates, there's nothing Japan can do to revive its export sector.
Low oil prices likely reinforced the Bank of Japan's excuse to wait a little longer before changing policy, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank.
Slides in Japan's December household spending and factory output, released today, add to pressure on the Bank of Japan to ease monetary policy.
David Gaud, senior portfolio manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, says it'll be hard for Japanese markets to beat last year's performances.
Japan's economy minister Akira Amari was a close confidante of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe but his resignation won't upset the overall agenda, says Ed Rogers, CEO at Rogers Investment Advisors.
Takeshi Kunibe, president and CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, says geopolitical conflicts and China's slowdown are responsible for global volatility.
Tim Quinlan, VP and and economist at Wells Fargo, says Akira Amari's resignation could be seen as him taking ownership of the fact Abenomics hadn't lived up to the hype.
Asia markets were mixed, but largely trimmed earlier losses, despite Wall Street's fall after the Fed appeared to temper its expectations for U.S. growth.
Rabobank's Michael Every says more quantitative easing will only help marginally, but the BOJ can't stand pat given weaker consumption.
Jesper Koll, CEO of WisdomTree Japan, says there is a high likelihood the Bank of Japan will ease policy further.
Tony Nash, chief economist at Complete Intelligence, says it's interesting to see the Fed use "overseas markets" as an excuse to not take action.
Barclays' Mitul Kotecha explains that the Fed is waiting on more data, with a focus on the labor market.