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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.
Rabobank's Michael Every says more quantitative easing will only help marginally, but the BOJ can't stand pat given weaker consumption.
Jesper Koll, CEO of WisdomTree Japan, says there is a high likelihood the Bank of Japan will ease policy further.
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.
Barclays' Mitul Kotecha explains that the Fed is waiting on more data, with a focus on the labor market.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Jesper Koll, CEO of WisdomTree Japan KK, explains that Japan's policymakers have to respond decisively in order to boost fragile domestic demand.
Europe and Japan equities are more attractive than U.K. and emerging markets stocks, UBS Wealth Management's global CIO told CNBC.
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.
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.
Bank of Japan complained of slow wage and capex growth but were optimistic that companies will start to boost spending once EM economies improved.
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.
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.
Investors' focus will turn to Asia again this week, particularly Japan, which is releasing a slew of data on Christmas day.