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  • Will Japan’s tax hike spur a fiscal crisis? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    Japan's sales tax hike is likely to dent economic growth, with some believing it may shock the country into a recession.

  • BoJ to ease further in summer? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    BoJ to ease further in summer?

    Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, says the Bank of Japan should have done some easing before the implementation of the sales tax hike as the impact on the economy will be negative.

  • Expect BOJ to buy more ETFs in June: Pro Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:13 AM ET
    Expect BOJ to buy more ETFs in June: Pro

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, explains why the Bank of Japan is likely to start monetary easing in June by purchasing more exchange-traded funds.

  • Kuroda has been 'fairly upbeat': JPMorgan Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:13 PM ET
    Kuroda has been 'fairly upbeat': JPMorgan

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank, says BOJ governor Harihiko Kuroda has been upbeat in recent speeches, which may rule out chances of further easing.

  • No surprises from the Bank of Japan Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 PM ET
    No surprises from the Bank of Japan

    CNCB's Kaori Enjoji re-caps the Bank of Japan's decision to leave monetary policy unchanged at the conclusion of its two-day meeting on Tuesday.

  • UBS: Two ways to trade dollar-yen right now Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:52 PM ET
    2 ways to trade dollar-yen: UBS

    Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS Investment Bank, outlines two trading strategies for currency pair after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged on Tuesday.

  • Tax hike to bring 'severe negative shock' to Japan: Pro

    Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, expects the economy to contract 3 percent in the April-to-June quarter from the previous quarter.

  • Japan firms see consumer prices up 1.5% in 1 year Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 12:14 AM ET
    How should you read the BOJ tankan results?

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at SG-Ji, expects inflation to come in just below 1 percent over the next year, which makes the Bank of Japan's corporate survey a bit too ambitious.

  • Is the BOJ's 2% inflation target too elusive? Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 8:06 PM ET
    Is the 2% inflation target too elusive for BOJ?

    Melissa Otto, Director & Equity Research Analyst at TIAA CREF Asset Management, says the Bank of Japan will need time to hit its 2 percent inflation target.

  • Japan: Manufacturers' outlook slowing already Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Japan: Manufacturers' outlook slowing already

    Andrew Sullivan, director of Asian sales trading at Kim Eng Securities, says the Bank of Japan is unlikely to act to counter the effect of the sales tax hike for a few months and explains it could be too late.

  • Japan to see 'sharp' drop in growth with sales tax hike: Pro

    Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the consumption tax hike in Japan will cause a "sharp" drop in growth in the second quarter.

  • Japan Feb data signals strength: Expert Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    Japan February CPI is a 'strong number' : Pro

    Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discusses the state of Japan's economy before the consumption sales tax hike kicks in next week.

  • Dollar-yen at 108? Wells Fargo says it's possible Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    Central banks in focus for dollar-yen: Pro

    Possible changes in policies by the Fed and the Bank of Japan could lead dollar-yen to hit 108 over the next 12 months, says Eric Viloria, Currency Strategist at Wells Fargo Securities.

  • Japan exporters will benefit from weak yen: Pro Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Japan exporters will benefit from weak yen: Pro

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says exporters will have a "good time" with the weakening of the yen.

  • Japan 'well-prepared' for sales tax hike: Pro Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    Japan 'well-prepared' for sales tax hike: Pro

    Motoshige Itoh of the University of Tokyo says the reaction to the sales tax hike in Japan will be "modest" as the country is "well-prepared".

  • When will the Bank of Japan take action? Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 11:33 PM ET
    When will the BOJ take action?

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at SG-Ji, says the BOJ is likely to provide fresh monetary stimulus after the consumption tax hike in April.

  • Japan earthquake: 3 years on Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:20 AM ET
    Japan earthquake: 3 years on

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.

  • The dilemma of a weak yen Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 1:07 AM ET
    The dilemma of a weak yen

    Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains the delicate balance which the Bank of Japan needs to strike for its currency to continue boosting exports while countering a record current account deficit.

  • BOJ stands pat on monetary policy Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 11:03 PM ET
    BOJ stands pat on monetary policy

    John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group at Nikko Asset Management, discusses the Bank of Japan's decision to keep its monetary stimulus in place on Tuesday.

  • Expect BOJ's monetary stimulus by June: Tempus Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    Expect BOJ's monetary stimulus by June: Tempus

    The Bank of Japan concludes a two-day policy meeting later on Tuesday and no action is expected, says John Doyle, Director of Markets at Tempus. He expects the central bank to ramp up monetary stimulus in June.