Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Deciphering Kuroda's remarks on the yen

    The Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday it's hard to see the yen's real effective rate falling further. Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, discusses.

  • Here's why Japan will win the currency war

    Nick Verdi, director of FX Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank, expects Japan to deploy further currency weakness to lift consumer prices.

  • A man walks past a share prices board in Tokyo on June 9, 2015.

    What do investors in Japan actually think? A new survey explains.

  • Japan not out of the woods: CEO

    Robin Bew, CEO of The Economist Intelligence Unit, says markets moves following comments from the Bank of Japan were 'overcooked.'

  • Has the yen bottomed out? Not yet: Citi

    Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi, says the dollar-yen could climb up to 127-128 in the short term as foreign investors move back into shorting the Japanese yen.

  • Will dollar-yen move higher from here?

    Melissa Otto, Japanese equities analyst at TIAA-CREF, examines the factors that may weaken the Japanese yen further and discusses whether currency is the only driver of the Nikkei 225 index.

  • Japan workers need to earn more

    Japanese workers need to earn more to spend more, says Alexander Treves, head of equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • Strong dollar

    With a potential Fed rate hike as a tailwind, the dollar rally looks set to resume and it could be powerful.

  • Fed rate hike shows strong US recovery: Kuroda

    If the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates this year, will it have a negative impact on emerging markets. Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, weighs in.

  • Not seeing asset bubbles, but cautious: Kuroda

    Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, tells CNBC that while the central bank is not aware of any asset bubbles, it will continue to carefully monitor the financial system.

  • Japan's retail sales rose 5.0 percent in the year to April, bolstering the BOJ's view that consumer spending is picking up in a recovering economy.

  • Are things improving in Japan? Not really: Pro

    Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, says there is a danger of competitive devaluation between Europe and Japan and adds that Japan needs to roll out more comprehensive reforms.

  • Why Japan stocks are the most favorable in Asia

    Riad Younes, co-founder of R Squared Capital Management, says improvements in corporate governance are driving Japan's equity market and discusses the effect of a weak yen.

  • BOJ Kuroda: Inflation target is 'reasonable'

    Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, says factors such as a possible "significant wage increase" put the central bank on track to achieve 2 percent inflation.

  • BOJ Kuroda: Why the yen isn't too weak

    Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, says the movements of the Japanese yen are in line with economic fundamentals.

  • The Bank of Japan's decision makers remained concerned their 2 percent inflation goal would be difficult to keep, meeting minutes show.

  • Are efforts to revive Japan bearing fruit?

    Japan is seeing the initial stages of corporate reform, alongside the discussion of Prime Minister Abe's "third arrow", says Eric Robertsen, head of Global Macro Strategy at Standard Chartered.

  • Why JP Morgan is bullish on Japan stocks

    Factors such as improved corporate governance will buoy Japanese equities, says Nicholas Weindling, fund manager at JP Morgan Asset Management.

  • Tracking the risks of a stronger US dollar

    As global central banks remain in easing mode, one needs to ask whether the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand a stronger dollar, says Roger Bridges, global rates & currencies strategist at Nikko Asset Management.

  • A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Shanghai Composite clinched a fresh seven-year high on Friday, while markets in Japan edged up to finish at their highest levels in 15 years.