The yen soared against the dollar after a round of modest monetary policy easing from the Bank of Japan disappointed investors. » Read More
Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment strategist at Charles Schwab, says Japanese earnings will improve because of pro-growth initiatives, among other factors.
Japanese markets have done well because of expansive monetary policy, says Beat Wittmann, co-founder, partner and chairman at Porta Investors.
Volatility will continue because there is a divergence between market expectations and Fed action, says Vasu Menon, VP of OCBC Group Wealth Management.
While fresh geopolitical fears after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane sent most Asian equities lower, oil prices and some energy plays saw gains.
Two Bank of Japan board members dissented from the bank's baseline scenario that inflation would reach 2 percent by 2017.
Myanmar's fundamentals, such as its 40 percent mobile penetration rate, are positive signs for investment in the teleco sector, says Suresh Sidhu, CEO of Edotco Group.
Japan will release a slew of data and companies around Asia will unveil earnings reports, in a busy week for markets.
The lack of inflation is pushing ECB Governor Mario Draghi to prepare the market for more easing, says Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at CBA.
Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO of Rogers Investment Advisors, says the Bank of Japan can afford to wait for markets' reaction to the Fed's decision.
The Bank of Japan might make further changes to its inflation targets and time frames, notes Eric Robertsen, head of global macro strategy and FX strategy at Standard Chartered.
Tomo Kinoshita, MD and chief economist for Japan at Nomura Securities, says Japanese firms have imported more fuel to take advantage of lower oil prices.
Vine Street Trading head analyst Yra Harris discusses what options Japan is left with as it continues to stare recession in the face.
Japan will respond to China's slowdown with fiscal and structural policy, but not monetary policy, says Robert Feldman, chief Japan economist at Morgan Stanley.
SDR inclusion for the yuan is a filip for China but a large, early yuan inflow is questionable, says Chi Tan Teck Leng, FX analyst at UBS Wealth Management.
Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, identifies a number of factors, such as a lack of corporate spending, that are hampering Japan's economic recovery.
David Mann, chief economist for Asia at Standard Chartered, says that although Japan's consumer spending has improved, the weak external environment will weigh on the economy.
Asian markets will start the week digesting the deadly terror attacks that struck France on Friday, with regional stocks expected to take a hit.
Q3 is likely to be another quarter of negative economic growth for Japan, Tim Quinlan, VP and economist at Wells Fargo, forecasts.
UBS Chairman Axel Weber tells CNBC that it’s very hard to imagine Europe and Japan reaching their inflation targets, adding that further easing won’t help those economies grow any faster.
The language from BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, as well as Abe government officials, indicates there's little appetite for new stimulus, says KH Heng, senior FX strategist at Credit Suisse.