Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Debating the merits of BOJ stimulus Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 7:12 PM ET
    BOJ ramps up stimulus: Gutsy or risky?

    Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory and Jeffrey Knight, Global Head of Investment Solutions & Asset Allocation, Columbia Management Investment Advisers, debate the BOJ's expansion of its stimulus program.

  • For Japanese, is inflation really a good thing? Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 6:21 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is having trouble convincing the Japanese people that higher prices will make things better.

  • EMs cheaper but not necessarily better Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 5:42 PM ET
    The Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai

    Emerging market assets have gotten cheaper, but in the face of four key headwinds, it might not be the right time to buy back in, Barclays said.

  • Will rare split vote limit BOJ's stimulus plan? Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 5:25 PM ET
    Will rare split vote limit BOJ's stimulus plan?

    Last Friday, the Bank of Japan's board voted 5-4 in favor of fresh stimulus. Ray Attrill, Co-Head FX Strategy of National Australia Bank, discusses this rare split decision.

  • Watch Art Cashin: Stocks get a Halloween treat Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:05 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    Art Cashin of UBS says stocks are surging after Japan delivers a double whammy of good news: More stimulus and increased stock buying.

  • Pros cheer Bank of Japan's move Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    Pedestrians look at an electronic stock board displaying the figure of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, center top left, and the exchange rate of the yen against the U.S. dollar, center top right, outside a securities firm in Tokyo, on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

    The liquidity bull market isn't over thanks to new stimulus from the Bank of Japan, two market pros told CNBC on Friday.

  • Markets are still addicted to money printing Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    What waits on the other side—asset bubbles, inflation, the prospects for still greater wealth disparity—remains, of course, an issue for another day.

  • Santelli Exchange: Central bank happiness Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Central bank happiness

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the impact of central banks and stimulus on the global economy.

  • Global markets cheer Japan's double whammy Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund announced it will put half its assets in stocks and cut its holdings of government bonds, boosting global markets.

  • Wall Street set for strong open on surprise BOJ easing

    European stocks were also sharply higher after the Nikkei closed up nearly 5 percent. The Bank of Japan Friday added more stimulus to that country's fragile economy.

  • BOJ surprises with fresh stimulus, Nikkei surges 5% Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday expanded its monetary base target, a move aimed at supporting an economy that's struggled since the nation-wide tax hike took effect in April.

  • BOJ has 'total commitment' to inflation goal: Pro Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 1:31 AM ET
    BOJ shows 'total commitment' to inflation target: Pro

    Friday's decision is a move by the central bank to "drive out all doubts about how it will achieve its desired inflation goal," says Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors.

  • This is 'fist-thumping action from BOJ': Expert Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 1:02 AM ET
    This is 'fist-thumping action from BOJ': Expert

    Chong Yoon Chou, Investment Director at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses news that the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target on Friday.

  • Will the BoJ alter its inflation target? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is set deliver its biannual economic Outlook Report, which may offer clues about the central bank's next move.

  • As inflation deadline looms, what are BOJ's options? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:05 PM ET

    There is almost no way the Bank of Japan can hit the inflation target Kuroda set when he unleashed unprecedented monetary stimulus in April 2013.

  • A top Japanese government official said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should delay a planned sales-tax increase.

  • Nikkei’s wild ride – Strap in or jump off? Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei index has taken a rollercoaster ride so far this week, and some analysts believe traders should strap in for more turbulence.

  • BOJ to stand pat even as inflation stalls Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:34 PM ET

    Even as growth and deflation fears cast a shadow over Japan's economy, the Bank of Japan appears set to resist pressure for more stimulus measures.

  • Take BOJ's comments at face value: Barclays Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:49 PM ET
    Take BOJ's comments at face value: Barclays

    Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday that the central bank has no deadline for its QE program. Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, discusses the comments.

  • Will Treasury yields fall to 1.5%? Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:23 AM ET

    With Treasury yields defying calls for a rise, one bank is polishing up its once tongue-in-cheek forecast the 10-year yield would fall to 1.5 percent.