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  • Will Japan's Abe postpone the sales tax hike? Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET
    Why is Japan's Abe postponing the sales tax hike?

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, discusses speculation over a delay in the sales tax hike and explains why Monday's GDP figure could see a negative surprise.

  • For Japan markets, BOJ is in the driving seat: Pro Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    For Japan markets, BOJ is in the driving seat: Pro

    Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, says action from the Bank of Japan is what matters for traders, instead of data like September's machinery orders released on Thursday.

  • Japanese shares rally on weak-yen boost Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:06 AM ET
    Japanese shares rally on weak-yen boost

    Reports about a possible delay in the consumption tax hike is lifting dollar-yen and Japanese equities on Wednesday, says Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac.

  • Abenomics isn't crumbling, says this expert Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 8:02 PM ET
    Abenomics isn't crumbling, says this expert

    Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, says he is not writing off Japan as of yet, following a pick-up in growth momentum as of late.

  • Is dust settling on the Nikkei’s rally? Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    With the dust settling on the BOJ's surprise shock-and-awe easing campaign last month, the huge rally in Japan shares could stall.

  • Yen hovers near 7-year low against US dollar Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 7:06 PM ET
    Yen hovers near 7-year low against US dollar

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, discusses movements in the dollar-yen cross and outlines the merits of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies.

  • David Gerstenhaber

    Delta Air Lines stock headed higher despite a strong run-up, Argonaut Capital's David Gerstenhaber says.

  • Why Japan won't go for a second sales tax hike Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:07 AM ET
    Why Japan won't go for a second sales tax hike

    A second sales tax hike in Japan is unlikely as the recent fall in consumer confidence has been " too big a knock for the economy", says Richard Martin, MD at IMA Asia.

  • Weak Korea exports? Don’t blame the yen Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    While weakness in South Korea's exports may get laid at the feet of the weak yen, the real cause is likely further afield, Capital Economics said.

  • Warning: Asian currencies set for battering Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 10:39 PM ET

    Asia's currencies are set for a beating, buffeted by the G3 central banks, a stronger U.S. dollar and newly volatile Chinese yuan, HSBC said.

  • BOJ minutes: Kuroda had to act swiftly Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 12:27 AM ET

    Some BOJ policymakers said inflation could dip below 1 percent, which helps explain why governor Kuroda chose to expand monetary stimulus.

  • 'Devil's metal' burns investors as gold melts down Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 2:16 PM ET
    Molten gold pours from a crucible into a heated mold after refining at the Kaloti Jewellery LLC factory in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

    Gold and silver have been crushed this week, burned by the rising dollar and the outflow of money looking for a home in stocks and other investments.

  • Bank of Japan's Kuroda vows to hit inflation goal Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank is ready to do more to hit its 2 percent price goal and recharge a tottering economy.

  • Santelli Exchange: Great Japanese experiment Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:44 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Great Japanese experiment

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses dropping global energy prices and Japanese domestic debt.

  • Santelli Exchange: Japan's flawed strategy Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Japan's flawed strategy

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Tres Knippa, Kenai Capital Management, discuss Japan's government debt plan and Japanese QE.

  • How high will BOJ stimulus drive stocks? Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:15 PM ET
    How high will BOJ stimulus drive stocks?

    After the BOJ's policy shock, the yen could weaken further and that will augur well for Japanese stocks, says Vasu Menon, Vice President for Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank.

  • BOJ bazooka sets stage for currency war Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 5:21 PM ET
    'We're on a slippery slope towards currency wars': Pro

    After the Bank of Japan's stimulus blitz, "we're on a slippery slope towards a currency war," says Joseph Quinlan, MD & Chief Market Strategist at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

  • How hedge fund honchos weathered rough October Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 3:53 PM ET
    Michael Novogratz, principal and director, Fortress Investment Group

    October was a rough month for much of the hedge fund crowd, where many players underperformed the U.S. stock market and wound up with big losses.

  • Japan's yen is about to get pummeled—even more Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Japanese foreign exchange dealer, yen falling

    Experts said the yen's decline is set to continue past Friday's six-year low that came after surprise stimulus by the Bank of Japan.

  • Dollar-yen will only go higher: Analyst Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 12:09 AM ET
    Dollar-yen will only go higher: Analyst

    Chris Tedder, Research Analyst at Forex.com, says it is unrealistic to expect downside in the dollar-yen cross, which will likely rise to 115 by year-end.