Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japanese wage figures aren't adjusted for the number of hours worked.» Read More
Simon Smiles, chief investment officer of the ultrahigh net worth segment at UBS Wealth Management, highlights investment trends in light of the diverging stance in global central banks.
Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, expects the Bank of Japan to apply "painful" policies after the upper house elections and some deregulation to come through before the end of the year.
David Kuo, CEO at The Motley Fool Singapore says the ECB and the BOE are competing to lower their currencies with their new forward guidance plan.
Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, and Chris Giles, economics editor at the Financial Times, agree that the ECB's policy statement on Thursday showed that European economies remain "in a lot of trouble".
Tim LeeMaster, ECM editor, Asia-Pacific at dealReporter, discusses Suntory shares following the company's IPO and the Japanese market, its drivers and expectations of a "summer break".
Michael Woodford, former CEO of Olympus and author of Exposure, talks about corporate Japan's "bizarre" culture and how, despite "changing the trend", Abenomics is unlikely to have a big impact on the culture.
David Greene, Senior Corporate Foreign Exchange Dealer at Western Union Business Solutions talks the changes happening in Japan's economy, and what it means for the yen.
BOJ chief Haruhiko Kuroda is taking a different approach to deflation and growth revival and that is positive for Japan, says Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.
Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, says the key to the success of Abenomics is Abe's third arrow, which he is expected to lay out after what is seen to be an LDP victory at July's upper house elections.
The best bond opportunities lie outside the United States, Eaton Vance's Eric Stein says.
Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates, tells CNBC that Ben Bernanke knew the effect of his words on markets and spoke to prompt someone other than the Americans to produce liquidity.
Markets could be in for another bumpy week as investors adjust to higher yields and shuffle portfolios ahead of the quarter's end. "We have an awful lot of tests next week," one trader said.
Edwin Merner, President of Atlantis Investment Research Corporation, says if you believe Japan's recovery is going to happen, stocks look very cheap right now .
Yuuki Sakurai, President & CEO at Fukoku Capital Management tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he would like more clarity from BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.
Stuart Oakley , Managing Director of Asian Currency Trading at Nomura warns that investors remain skeptical of Abe's policies and recommends that the BOJ manages volatility like the Fed does.
John Horner, FX Strategist at Deutsche Bank says "Abenomics" will continue to help the yen weaken.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Tobias Harris, Observing Japan author, discusses whether Japan will be able to grow its economy and get its fiscal house in order.
Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC says the honeymoon period for Japanese PM Abe and BoJ Governor Kuroda is over. Although he doesn't expect the Yen to strengthen significantly, he says any more weakening is questionable.
Banks, unable to make money on their JGBs, have begun sloughing off their holdings, putting upward pressure on yields.
Stephen Thornber, Global Equity Income Fund Manager of Threadneedle Investments explains why emerging market equities still look attractive.