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  • BOJ has no choice except to weaken yen: UBS Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 9:17 PM ET
    BOJ has no choice except to weaken yen: UBS

    Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says the Bank of Japan has to weaken the yen so it can compete with European exports.

  • Nikkei tops 18,000 on easing expectations Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Nikkei tops 18,000 on easing expectations

    Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, says markets are rallying on expectations of more action from the Bank of Japan following recent weak data.

  • When will Japan private consumption recover? Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 6:51 PM ET
    When will Japan private consumption recover?

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, explains why she's concerned about private consumption following Japan's revised third-quarter growth data.

  • Why Japan needs more than a weak yen Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 6:18 PM ET
    Why Japan needs more than a weak yen

    Bart Van Ark, Chief Economist at The Conference Board, says Shinzo Abe's "third arrow" will help the economy accelerate more than a weaker currency.

  • Bill Gross: You can't cure debt with more debt Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Central banks are creating a "point of low return" for investors, Gross told clients.

  • Japan, China & India: Top winners of cheap oil Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:11 PM ET
    Japan, China & India: Top winners of cheap oil

    Stephen Davies, CEO at Javelin Wealth Management, explains why these three countries will be the biggest beneficiaries of lower oil prices.

  • Why are energy stocks up on weak oil prices? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:17 PM ET
    Why are energy stocks up on weak oil prices?

    Doug Gordon, Senior Investment Strategist at Russell Investments, explains why investors brushed off lower oil prices in Tuesday's U.S trading session.

  • Downgrade is 'embarrassing' for Abe: MBMG Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 5:09 PM ET
    Downgrade is 'embarrassing' for Abe: MBMG

    Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG Group, doesn't expect the Japanese government to react to Moody's credit rating downgrade.

  • Dollar-yen at 126 next year: Scotiabank Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Dollar-yen at 126 next year: Scotiabank

    Sacha Tihanyi, Director and Senior Currency Strategist at Scotiabank, outlines factors underpinning his bearish calls on the yen.

  • How cheaper oil can help Japan Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET
    How cheaper oil can help Japan

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, says lower prices can help Japan reduce its trade deficit in the energy and produce sectors.

  • Goldman Sachs: We're still bullish on Japan Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:23 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs: We're still bullish on Japan

    Timothy Moe, MD for Asia-Pacific Investment Research at Goldman Sachs, says Japan is struggling with a weak macro-picture but explains why the firm remains bullish on markets.

  • S&P's key risks for Asia next year Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:10 PM ET
    S&P's key risks for Asia next year

    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at S&P's Ratings Services, discusses whether the recent decline in oil prices is structural and explains Asia's main challenges next year.

  • Fidelity: Taking a 'wait and see' approach for Japan Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:51 PM ET
    Fidelity: Taking a 'wait and see' approach for Japan

    Alex Treves, Head of Equities for Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, advises investors to be patient with Japanese data seeing as the impact of the recent quantitative easing has yet to be seen.

  • Encouraged by Japan data: Fidelity Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:31 PM ET
    Encouraged by Japan data: Fidelity

    Alex Treves, Head of Equities for Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains his optimism despite Japanese October consumer inflation slowing to its lowest level in a year.

  • 'The stage is set' for higher equities in Japan Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 4:35 AM ET
    'The stage is set' for higher equities in Japan

    Central bank policies are a hot topic globally. Hans Goetti, head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg talks about the current state of China and Japan's economies.

  • Pessimistic about Europe, Japan: Calamander Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET
    Pessimistic about Europe, Japan: Calamander

    Roman Scott, Chairman at Calamander Group, explains why the European and Japanese economy can't move forward based on monetary stimulus alone.

  • Stimulus to drive Asia higher next year: Morgan Stanley Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:14 PM ET
    Japan to drive Asia higher next year: Morgan Stanley

    Jonathan Garner. MD and Chief Asia & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley, is cautiously optimistic that monetary easing in Japan and China will boost Asian growth next year.

  • Why the dollar's multi-year bull trend is still intact Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Why the dollar's multi-year bull trend is still intact

    Adam Reynolds, CEO at APAC at Saxo Capital Markets, says the greenback may be overbought at the moment but it's still in a multi-year bull trend.

  • Outlook for 2015: All about the Fed Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:14 PM ET
    Outlook for 2015: All about the Fed

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at JP Morgan, says the divergence of global monetary policy on expectations of a Fed rate hike will be the key theme next year.

  • BOJ leaves door open for more easing: Pro Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:19 AM ET
    BOJ leaves door open for more easing: Pro

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.