As the Bank of Japan holds interest rates steady, Vasileios Gkionakis, head of global FX strategy at Unicredit, talks about the advantages of a devalued currency.» Read More
Tetsu Yamada, senior vice president of International Business Division at Lawson, says its focus on daily necessities puts the convenience store giant in a better position to weather the slowdown in China.
Peter Boardman, managing director at Tradewinds, says Japanese equities look attractive even as the economy remains weak.
David Mann, chief economist, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, says further easing is needed from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) amid a sluggish economic recovery.
David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, says the winning of a second term by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will ensure that quantitative easing in Japan continues.
If oil prices stage a rebound by the end of this year, the Bank of Japan's inflation target might be achievable, says Yasuhiro Sato, president & Group CEO of Mizuho Financial Group.
The Bank of Japan is unlikely to adjust its QE program, but it may adjust fiscal policy, noted Sailesh Jha, chief Asia economist at Credit Suisse Prviate Banking and Wealth Management.
Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japanese wage figures aren't adjusted for the number of hours worked.
Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, expresses concerns that Japan's positive July's retail sales report may be more driven by tourism rather than consumption.
Tokyo has yet to provide the Bank of Japan with fiscal support, which makes the battle to end deflation much harder, according to Paul Sheard, chief global economist at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.
It's not 2008 anymore (when the Fed set its current target for rates). Time for the Fed to normalize rates, says Jack Ablin.
Asian shares advanced on Thursday, inspired by Wall Street's biggest one-day gain since 2011 overnight.
With no fresh economic data to justify the slide, Monday's selloff reeks of automatic trading points being triggered, says UBS's investment chief.
With a weak economy and the absence of wage hikes, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is unlikely to achieve its 2 percent inflation goal, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.
The Fed can't save this market. Here's the only thing that can, says trader Brian Kelly.
Events in the world's three biggest economies will hold sway over Asia's financial markets this week.
Melissa Otto, Japanese equities analyst at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund, outlines the names she likes in Japan's equity market.
Marie Diron, senior vice president of Credit Policy at Moody's, talks about quantitative easing in Japan, comparing it to Europe.
Masakazu Takeda, portfolio manager at Hennessy Japan Fund, says the Bank of Japan has done enough to reflate the economy thus the “third arrow” of the Abenomics program will have to take the lead from now on.
Jason Low, equity strategist at DBS Private Bank, says Japan's second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) added to the case for further action from the Bank of Japan.
Japan's economy contracted in the April-to-June quarter, but managed to perform slightly better than expected, data released Monday showed.