Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • The Bank of Japan kept its massive monetary stimulus program in place, as widely expected, but calls for the central bank to do more are growing.

  • To gauge the economy, don't look at bonds: Pro

    Kumar Palghat, director at Kapstream Capital, says bonds are no longer an indication of economic growth, especially in Japan where bond markets are manipulated by the Bank of Japan.

  • BOJ will achieve 2% inflation: LDP lawmaker

    Kozo Yamamoto, lawmaker with the Liberal Democratic Party, expects the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to attain its 2 percent inflation target next year.

  • How monetary policies will move China stocks

    Talib Sheikh, portfolio manager in Global Investment Management Solutions, JP Morgan Asset Management, discusses the outlook for Chinese equities. He adds that he prefers going long Japanese shares.

  • BOJ will ease - the question is when

    The Bank of Japan will announce additional easing measures but the timing remains uncertain, says Daisuke Nomoto, senior portfolio manager at Columbia Management Investment Advisers.

  • A woman waves a Greek national flag during an anti-austerity, pro-government demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens on the eve of a crucial euro zone finance minister's meeting to discuss the country's future, February 11, 2015.

    Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.

  • Key risk events for the euro this week

    Saktiandi Supaat, head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says the euro could hit 1.13 to the dollar depending on the ECB meeting minutes due on Thursday and the outcome of Greece's debt negotiations on Friday.

  • Greek deal likely to materialize this week: BofA

    Adarsh Sinha, co-head of Asia Rates and Currencies Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, explains why Greece and its international creditors will reach an agreement this Friday.

  • Fresh stimulus from BOJ soon? Not yet: Pro

    Masazumi Wakatabe, professor at the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, says the Bank of Japan will be monitoring the effects of its last stimulus package in Tuesday's policy meeting.

  • Now that Japan's economy is officially out of recession, the Bank of Japan's focus will shift back to inflation, analysts say.

  • Japan isn't out of the woods yet: Expert

    While Japan Inc looks attractive, the country's economy remains a problem that needs to be solved by Prime Minister Abe, says Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.

  • Mr Yen: 'Yen won't exceed 120 again'

    Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Finance Minister of Japan from 1997-1999, says the Japanese yen is coming within the range of 115-120 against the U.S. dollar as the country sees a sustained recovery.

  • Goldman expects Japan's ROE to hit record high

    Kathy Matsui, managing director and chief Japan strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, expects corporate governance reforms to drive Japan's return on equity (ROE) to record highs in the next 2-3 years.

  • Japan Q4 GDP was a mixed bag: Strategist

    While a recovery in residential investment is still absent, the nominal gross domestic product looks good in the fourth quarter, says Simon Cox, MD & investment strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.

  • This week, all eyes on the euro and yen

    Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets and Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, discuss the outlook of the euro and Japanese yen this week.

  • Japanese wages to rise at fastest rate in a generation: Pro

    Jesper Koll, MD and head of Japanese equity research at JPMorgan Securities, says real wages in Japan are going to rise at their fastest pace in a generation - and this is a reason to buy Japanese stocks.

  • Unconventional central bank policies haven't spurred either inflation or growth as fiscal austerity continues to bite, Nouriel Roubini said in an op-ed.

  • John Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

    Despite predicting strong growth and employment, the central banker said the Fed would not hit its inflation target until 2016.

  • Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • Tracking the tailwinds for Japanese markets

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, outlines how global risk events like the political upheaval in Greece could move Japan's benchmark index and the yen.