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  • Asia closes mixed; Shanghai down 2.9% Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 2:14 AM ET

    Asia markets were mixed, but largely trimmed earlier losses, despite Wall Street's fall after the Fed appeared to temper its expectations for U.S. growth.

  • 'There are whispers of possible BOJ easing' Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:16 AM ET
    'There are whispers of possible BOJ easing'

    Rabobank's Michael Every says more quantitative easing will only help marginally, but the BOJ can't stand pat given weaker consumption.

  • 'Kuroda wants to prove he is a man of action' Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 10:31 PM ET
    'Kuroda wants to prove he is a man of action'

    Jesper Koll, CEO of WisdomTree Japan, says there is a high likelihood the Bank of Japan will ease policy further.

  • Tracking the Fed's excuses Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 10:12 PM ET
    Tracking the Fed's excuses

    Tony Nash, chief economist at Complete Intelligence, says it's interesting to see the Fed use "overseas markets" as an excuse to not take action.

  • Fed kept its options open: Barclays Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 9:48 PM ET
    Fed kept its options open: Barclays

    Barclays' Mitul Kotecha explains that the Fed is waiting on more data, with a focus on the labor market.

  • What to expect from FOMC policy statement? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 9:47 PM ET
    What to expect from FOMC policy statement?

    It's widely expected that Fed funds rates will remain unchanged, but the FOMC will likely mention that the economy has slowed, says Elias Haddad from Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

  • Guy who called $30 oil year ago has more bad news Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Mark Yusko, chief executive officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management LLC.

    A fund manager who called $30 oil a year ago has some more bold (mostly bad) news for investors.

  • How are you trading in volatile markets? Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 1:21 AM ET

    In this week's Trader Poll, tell us how are you trading in the current uncertain environment?

  • Volatility won't destabilize Fed hikes Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 12:16 AM ET
    Volatility won't destabilize Fed hikes

    There will be Fed hikes this year, but they'll be done with sensitivity to events in markets, Philip Wee, senior FX economist at DBS Bank, predicts.

  • How likely is the Fed to cut rates? Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 | 9:18 PM ET
    How likely is the Fed to cut rates?

    Very unlikely since the bulk of the U.S. economy is in great shape, despite the slowdown in manufacturing and exports, according to Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore.

  • The impact of central bank policy Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 2:01 AM ET
    The impact of central bank policy

    Peter Michaelis, head of equities at Alliance Trust Investments, talks about central bank policy and whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates again in 2016.

  • 'Abenomics is being crash-tested right now' Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 10:33 PM ET
    'Abenomics is being crash-tested right now'

    Jesper Koll, CEO of WisdomTree Japan KK, explains that Japan's policymakers have to respond decisively in order to boost fragile domestic demand.

  • UBS Wealth: This is where we’re laying our bets Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 12:02 AM ET
    People enter the building of the Swiss bank UBS in Midtown Manhattan

    Europe and Japan equities are more attractive than U.K. and emerging markets stocks, UBS Wealth Management's global CIO told CNBC.

  • Is Japan's deflation battle a thing of the past? Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 5:34 PM ET
    Is Japan's deflation battle a thing of the past?

    Tim Quinlan, VP and economist at Wells Fargo, explains why it may not be wise for Shinzo Abe to declare that Japan is no longer in deflation, especially with inflation rates below 1 percent.

  • Japan's industrial output fell 1.0 percent on-month in November, government data showed, suggesting sluggish emerging market demand continues to weigh.

  • Why is Japan's defense budget at record high? Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 10:32 PM ET
    Why is Japan's defense budget at record high?

    Japan is reversing a decade worth of defense budget cuts at a time other countries in the region are also boosting spending, explains Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB.

  • BOJ blames EM slowdown for weak capital spending Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 8:39 PM ET

    Bank of Japan complained of slow wage and capex growth but were optimistic that companies will start to boost spending once EM economies improved.

  • This analyst's optimistic about Japanese consumers Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    This analyst's optimistic about Japanese consumers

    Japan is seeing an uptick in sentiment, especially after the Bank of Japan has pumped in billions to induce inflation, says Peter Esho, chief market analyst at Invast.

  • Japan is unprepared for inflation: Economist Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Japan is unprepared for inflation: Economist

    Freya Beamish, economist for Lombard Street Research, says the Bank of Japan's attempt to fix structural problems with monetary tools is a recipe for disaster.

  • This week in Asia: All eyes on Japan Sunday, 20 Dec 2015 | 6:53 PM ET

    Investors' focus will turn to Asia again this week, particularly Japan, which is releasing a slew of data on Christmas day.