Central Banks Bank of Japan

More

  • Why BOJ needs to expand asset purchases plan Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 7:12 PM ET
    Why BOJ needs to expand asset purchases plan

    With inflation remaining low and the possibility of another tax hike in Japan, the BOJ should consider expanding its asset purchase program, says Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia at JP Morgan Funds.

  • BOJ's Kuroda: Market volatility still quite low Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 6:37 PM ET
    BOJ's Kuroda: Market volatility still quite low

    Speaking at the IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda explains why he's not worried about volatility in global markets.

  • This is why Japanese stocks are falling Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 12:16 AM ET
    This is why Japanese stocks are falling

    Government debates over the effectiveness of a weak yen are hurting Japanese stocks, says Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan.

  • HSBC: Fed will hike rates in June 2015 Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:11 PM ET
    HSBC: Fed will hike rates in June 2015

    Benjamin Pedley, Head of Investment Strategy for Asia at HSBC Private Bank, says the Fed is remaining dovish because it wants to avoid the Bank of Japan's mistake in raising rates too early.

  • Dollar's worst two-day loss vs yen in eight months Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    The dollar fell to a three week-low against the yen on Tuesday, retracing most of its gains posted last week.

  • Japan implementing corporate reforms: Pro Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Japan implementing corporate reforms: Pro

    Mark Matthews, head of research Asia for Bank Julius Baer, discusses the challenges facing the Japanese economy following the big decline in GDP.

  • Japan will continue the tax hike course: Pro Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    Japan will continue the tax hike course: Pro

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says Japan will continue on the path of raising the sales tax but needs good economic figures to justify another hike.

  • BoJ happy with yen level: Pro Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM ET
    BoJ happy with yen level: Pro

    Thierry Wizman, global FX strategist at Macquarie, says the Bank of Japan is happy with the level of the yen but it will continue with its monetary policy course at the "same pace".

  • BOJ warns of weakness in industrial output Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 12:59 AM ET
    The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Bank of Japan on Tuesday kept its massive monetary stimulus intact, but struck a less optimistic tone on the economy, warning of weakness in industrial output.

  • Dollar-yen at 120 by 2015? Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 10:47 PM ET
    Expect yen to hit 120 by 2015 or early 2016: CBA

    Joseph Capurso, Currency Strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, thinks the Japanese currency will weaken further against the U.S. dollar over the next few years.

  • Bank of Japan to warn on weak factory output Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan is likely to maintain its massive monetary stimulus on Tuesday and offer a bleaker view on factory output.

  • BOJ not in a hurry for further easing: Economist Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 10:44 PM ET
    BOJ not in a hurry for further easing: Economist

    Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Bank, expects the Bank of Japan to keep policy steady on Tuesday and explains why the yen will hover near 110 against the greenback.

  • The dollar climbed to a more than four-year peak on Friday after a report showing the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected last month.

  • What to expect from the BoJ meeting? Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    What to expect from the BoJ meeting?

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses what investors should expect when the Bank of Japan meets this week and whether it will make any policy moves.

  • Santelli Exchange: Deflation the enemy? Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Deflation the enemy?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Jeffrey Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners, discuss deflation and the consequences of QE.

  • The dollar dropped from six-year highs against the yen on Wednesday, weighed down by a fall in U.S. Treasury debt yields.

  • Dollar slips as Hong Kong protests halt recent rally Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    The dollar's three-month rally took a breather on Monday on nervousness over Beijing's response to democracy protests in Hong Kong.

  • Gross exit ripples through bond market Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:56 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    The sudden exit of Bill Gross from Pimco sparked a knee-jerk selloff in the Treasury market, a drop in Pimco closed-end funds and rallies in competitors' shares.

  • Japan inflation slows: Should BOJ be worried? Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    Japan inflation slows in August: Should BOJ be worried?

    Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says the easing of core consumer inflation in August suggests that Japan's recovery may be vulnerable.

  • OECD says BOJ inflation goal hard to meet Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    The BoJ must make a new commitment to meet its 2 percent inflation target because achieving that goal by around next spring will be difficult.