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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.
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.
Kozo Yamamoto, lawmaker with the Liberal Democratic Party, expects the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to attain its 2 percent inflation target next year.
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.
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.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.