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Junko Nishioka, Chief Economist for Japan at RBS, sees limited chances of additional easing by the central bank in the near future.
With Japan facing an aging population and a looming labor shortage, more investors see opportunities in efforts to lure women into the workforce.
Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon, expects the Bank of Japan to take more action if the economy is doing worse than expected.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says stimulus from the Bank of Japan and U.S. yields will determine the movements of the currency pair.
Vasu Menon, VP, Group Wealth Management, OCBC Bank, outlines why market volumes will remain low throughout the next month.
The Bank of Japan has begun shifting its focus from supporting growth to ways of phasing out its massive stimulus.
Despite Japan's tax hike and failure to push through reforms, some analysts believe the U.S. dollar is the real culprit for the Nikkei's fall.
Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokoy-Mitsubishi UFJ, says the Bank of Japan is doing the right thing by holding steady as data is still very volatile.
After the central bank left policy steady on Wednesday, Tomo Kinoshita, Chief Economist for Japan at Nomura, explains why he expects fresh easing later this year.
Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says Japan's larger-than-expected April trade deficit came as no surprise and calls on the central bank to further weaken the yen.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and James Bianco, Bianco Research president, discuss the unintended consequences of the central banks' market involvement on interest rates, and the problems they have created.
The Australian dollar fell more than half a percent, on a slide in prices of iron ore, one of the country's biggest exports.
Japan's stocks have faced a tough month, continuing to shed last year's gains as analysts grow disillusioned over the pace of promised reforms.
John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japan showed strong first quarter growth, but GDP in the following quarter could be negative.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the lack of further monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, coupled with April's sales tax hike, will hurt Japanese growth.
Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says Japan's robust first-quarter growth may stall policy momentum and negatively impact asset prices.
Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says any energy market disruption resulting from the tensions between Russia and Ukraine would have a "major global impact".
Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, reacts to Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda's interview with CNBC over the weekend.
In an exclusive interview from the Asian Development Bank meeting in Kazakhstan, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda discusses Japan's resilient domestic economy.
Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, discusses the Japanese economy and says markets need to wait until June to get a comprehensive picture of how the hike in sales tax impacted the economy.