Central Banks Bank of 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.

  • Japan continues to flirt with deflation, raising expectations for more stimulus measures, but the central bank’s hands may be tied, analysts say.

  • Is Japan's economy on track? This expert thinks so

    Motoshige Itoh, member of Japan's Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, says areas like corporate profitability are improving and explains why the Bank of Japan is likely to adopt a "wait and see" approach for now.

  • Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's "soft approach" has thus far yielded little results on wage increases.

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

    Democrats and Republicans have exercised too much caution in dealing with the issue of Chinese currency manipulation, Sen. Chuck Grassley told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Will Japan get the wage hikes that it needs?

    David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy, says Japan will see a 0.8-0.9 percent rise in wages this year.

  • Here's the encouraging news for Japan inflation

    Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says Japan is seeing "encouraging news" in terms of wage growth, which is the key to accelerate inflation.

  • Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, with markets in Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul ending the session at new highs.

  • Japan needs a weaker yen, but why did BOJ hold fire?

    More yen weakness may be necessary to prop up Japan's economy, but with politicians against the idea, the Bank of Japan decided to hold fire on Tuesday, says Philip McNicholas, ASEAN economist at BNP Paribas.

  • Why the BOJ kept policy unchanged

    Japan's economy is picking up and even though inflation is falling, it's not enough to spur the Bank of Japan into action, says Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC.

  • BOJ decision is good news for Asia: Pro

    David Riedel, President & Founder of Riedel Research Group, explains why the Bank of Japan's decision to hold fire was the right thing to do.

  • BOJ decision is good news for Asia: Pro

    David Riedel, President & Founder of Riedel Research Group, explains why the Bank of Japan's decision to hold fire was the right thing to do.

  • The 3 C's that are playing out in US, Japan

    Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, says the U.S. and Japan are seeing a trend called the 3 "C's", namely improved credit and consumer confidence, as well as lower crude oil prices.

  • Chinese shares led gains in Asia on Monday, touching a five-year high on rising stimulus bets.

  • Why the BOJ can afford to stay put

    Jesper Koll, MD & head of Japan equity research at JP Morgan, says fundamentals in Japan are "finally coming together" hence the Bank of Japan will likely stay put at its policy meeting this week.

  • U.S. Federal Reserve

    In the week ahead, markets may face more volatility with a string of central bank actions on tap.

  • This week's agenda in Asia

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the main risk events in Asia this week.

  • Why Japan Q4 GDP isn't that bad

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says components like consumer spending were stronger in the final quarter of 2014.