Futures pointed to a lower open for Asia on Thursday, ahead of another earnings-heavy day and the start of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting. » Read More
Jay Nelson, senior editor of Success Stories: Japan, expects the headline index of the Bank of Japan's tankan survey to fall from the previous quarter, indicating "lower positive feeling" among businesses.
Asian stocks largely advanced on Wednesday, recovering from the global sell-off following a modestly positive U.S. lead.
Ma Tie Ying, economist at DBS, says the risks of a "real recession" in Japan remain low and explains why it is still too early for the Bank of Japan to expand its QQE program.
Jesper Bargmann, head of trading, Asia at Nordea Markets, says the drop in August industrial production suggests that Japan might have slipped into recession in the third quarter.
Melissa Otto, director & equity research analyst at TIAA Cref Asset Management, says Tokyo is acutely aware of the need to jump-start the economy with the second sales tax hike fast approaching.
Chris Konstantinos, director of international portfolio management at Riverfront Investment Group, says Japanese firms focusing on domestic consumers are not affected by the slowdown in China.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Monday reiterated the central bank's readiness to expand monetary policy further if needed to achieve its 2 percent inflation target.
Markets are reacting as if central banks have lost their mojo but that's not true, says UBS's investment chief. Here's why.
In another holiday-shortened trading week, investors will remain on their toes amid a barrage of data due from the region's top four economies.
Asian stocks were mostly lower amid choppy trade on Friday, as uncertainty over the outlook of U.S monetary policy sapped investor confidence.
With deflationary forces in Japan and Europe stemming from "demography and long-term structural rigidities," structural reforms are the answer to lifting inflation, says Axel Weber, chairman of UBS Group.
Nobuyuki Hirano, president and CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, says the recovery of Japan's economy hinges on the government's focus on structural reforms.
Asian shares outside Japan advanced on Friday after the Fed decided to hold off on its first rate hike in nearly a decade.
The Fed's initial statement was pretty dovish but as Yellen spoke, it seemed clear the Fed was more worried about inflation than the economy.
China's slowdown is hurting exports from Japan to Singapore and ratcheting pressure on policymakers to do more to spur growth.
Japan's market suffered through the same recent rout as the rest of Asia's stocks, but its shares may actually get a fillip from a Fed rate hike.
David Roche, president and global strategist at Independent Strategy, says the Bank of Japan could roll out further stimulus before the end of 2015 following renewed growth concerns.
Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, predicts the Bank of Japan will introduce further QE to stimulate the economy next year.
Chinese shares took another tumble on Tuesday amid persisting worries about the health of the world's second-biggest economy.
Key central bankers tell CNBC what they expect when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.