Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Is BOJ easing working? This expert says no

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says it is clear that easing isn't having an impact on Japan's economy and outlines the options that the Bank of Japan has.

  • Mr Yen: Japan don't need to have 2% inflation

    Eisuke Sakakibara, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, discusses comments from the Bank of Japan that consumer inflation will likely hover around zero percent due to falling oil prices.

  • Expect no easing from BOJ: Morgan Stanley

    Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, outlines his expectations for the Bank of Japan and discusses the upswing in dollar-yen.

  • Japan's inflation stalls: Should you be worried?

    Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses the decline in Japan's consumer inflation and explains why the Bank of Japan shouldn't unveil further easing now.

  • Japan is 'on the cusp of a nice rally': Pro

    Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, expects the rally in Japanese markets to be fueled by cheap valuations and as green shoots start appearing in the economy.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.

    Central banks are the key theme in Asia on Tuesday, with equities in the region largely in positive territory.

  • Expect 'dovish rhetoric' from BOJ this month: Pro

    The Bank of Japan will keep rates steady for the time being, but will likely reveal some "dovish rhetoric" to leave the door open for further easing, says Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting.

  • Japan: A 'Goldilocks' stock market?

    Chris Konstantinos, director Of International Portfolio Management, Riverfront Investment Group, says Japanese stocks are in a "not too hot and not too cold" scenario with more "meaningful upside."

  • Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo.

    Stacey Gilbert of Susquehanna explains how to use options to profit from the Bank of Japan meeting this week.

  • A man cycles past the Bank of Japan headquarters building and a sign reading "Bank of Japan" in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian markets are likely to focus on a string of central bank action this week as well as key inflation data from China.

  • Are foreign investors losing interest in Japan?

    Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, says foreign investors are worried about the state of Japan's economy.

  • Japan's wage hikes not enough: Analyst

    While base wages are being raised, Japanese firms are not increasing bonuses as quickly, which dims the outlook of consumption spending, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.

  • Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so

    Eric Mustin, vice president of the ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, expects the Japanese yen to strengthen slightly against the U.S. dollar moving forward.

  • BOJ's Tankan logs softer-than-expected reading

    Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, attributes the weak sentiment to the usual practice among Japanese corporates to put out conservative forecasts.

  • Analysts debate on Japan's economic health

    Michael Every, head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank and Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discuss the state of Japan's economy.

  • Motley Fool likes Singapore REITs, Japan

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, explains why Singapore's real estate investment trusts look attractive. He also describes his bullish stance on Japan.

  • Reading Japan's February industrial production

    As Japanese manufacturers cut production to clear inventory, factory output for February saw a wider-than-expected fall, says Jesper Koll, managing director & head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan.

  • When to expect more BOJ easing?

    Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japan will need a little push from the Bank of Japan when the second sales tax hike, originally intended for this October, is implemented.

  • Weak data won't impact Nikkei: Expert

    Joe Zidle, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors maintains a bullish stance on the Nikkei despite recent weak data since it's a "policy-driven" market.

  • Has Japan survived the post-tax hike slump?

    After hitting the bottom last August, Japan's economy is en route to recovery from the tax-induced economic slump, says Hideo Hayakawa, former executive director of the Bank of Japan.