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Asian stocks put up a mixed performance on Thursday, as investors kept a wary eye on China which recovered from the prior day's sudden sell-off.
Japan's progress thus far will have been in vain if the Bank of Japan does not increase its quantitative easing program, says Ken Peng, Asia investment strategist at Citi Private Bank.
Asia diverged on Wednesday, with China stocks posting its worst one-day performance in five weeks. By contrast, Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped on the back of easing hopes.
Lower Japanese exports are "symptomatic of weakness in global demand," not the yen, says Ray Attrill, co-head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank.
Guillaume Chatain, executive director and head of equity solutions at JPMorgan Private Bank, says the global market rally fueled by a delayed Fed rate hike is not sustainable.
Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO of Rogers Investment Advisors, says Japan's supplementary budget spending is more likely to support domestic equities than central bank stimulus.
Expectations for further easing from the Bank of Japan are overplayed, says Todd Elmer, currency strategist, Citi.
After six straight months of trade deficit, the Bank of Japan might be forced ease further next week, notes Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB.
Asian shares traded mixed on Monday after China's gross domestic product showed the world's second-biggest economy cooled lesser than expected.
Conditions have to worsen before the European Central Bank will expand its bond-buying program, says Kit Juckes, global head of FX strategy at Societe Generale.
Asian stocks cruised higher on Friday, lifted by a positive U.S. lead and as investors bet on the possibility of further stimulus from Japan and China.
Negative fundamentals will weigh on EM currencies, says Mitul Kotecha, head of Asia FX and rates strategy at Barclays.
Frederic Neumann, MD and co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says the Bank of Japan expects a tighter labor market to generate wage inflation.
Asian shares outside China slid deeper into the red on Tuesday, after trade figures added to concerns over China's economy.
Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, explains whether or not he has considered introducing a negative interest rate similar to the European Central Bank.
Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of Bank of Japan, tells CNBC why negative interest rates in Japan are not necessary.
Charles Dumas, chairman at Lombard Street Research, says if Japan continues QE at 15-20 percent of GDP, there’s real risk that inflation may “spiral out of control.”
As the Bank of Japan holds interest rates steady, Vasileios Gkionakis, head of global FX strategy at Unicredit, talks about the advantages of a devalued currency.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the Bank of Japan and Japanese analysts are divided in opinion about the economy.
Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, explains that it makes no sense to have expected further easing from the central bank after Japan just signed the TPP agreement.