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Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Fate of 'Abenomics' rests on Japan's government Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:47 PM ET
    Fate of 'Abenomics' rests on Japan's government

    Ahead of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision on Thursday, Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC explains why the consumption hike is an integral part of fiscal reform.

  • Long term rates free from central bank manipulation: Pro Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:50 AM ET
    Long term rates free from central bank manipulation: Pro

    Brendan Brown, Head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International says long term rates in all countries except Japan have broken free from central bank manipulation.

  • How investors are protecting against inflation Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:23 PM ET
    Fed will continue spiking the punchbowl, just less rapidly: Pro

    Philippa Malmgren, President of Principalis Asset Management, discusses how investors are finding new ways to protect against inflation.

  • US Treasury yields lower by year-end: PIMCO Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:22 PM ET
    US Treasury yields seen lower by year end: PIMCO

    Richard Clarida,Global Strategic Advisor at PIMCO explains why he thinks that U.S. treasury yields will edge lower towards the end of the year.

  • What Detroit, Japan & Singapore have in common Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:54 PM ET
    What Detroit, Japan & Singapore have in common

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management highlights the economic similarities between Japan, Singapore and Detroit and what they need to do to resurrect their economies.

  • Euro Zone unlikely to beat recession anytime soon: Pro Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:14 PM ET
    Euro Zone unlikely to beat recession anytime soon: Pro

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy of BK Asset Management says that while there are some green shoots evident in the Euro Zone, the region's battle against recession is far from over.

  • Japanese data isn't as bad as it seems: Pro Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    Japanese data isn't as bad as it seems: Pro

    Dr. Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, tells CNBC the Japanese data is not that bad as areas of weakness will improve by next quarter.

  • Waiting on Abe's reform Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 12:07 AM ET
    Waiting on Abe's reform

    Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst at CMC Markets, says markets are giving Japanese authorities the benefit of the doubt at the moment, but reforms need to start happening in the country.

  • Cashin: Here's what's making markets nervous today Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    The markets are suffering from unexpected geopolitical anxiety, said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services.

  • The return of Fed taper fears Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:03 PM ET
    The FED cloud

    Anantha Nageswaran, CEO of Vansight, discusses the Federal Reserve's taper talk that has been dogging markets.

  • Markets on central bank watch this week Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 9:10 PM ET
    Central bank watch

    Guy Stear, Head of Research, Asia, Société Générale, previews the week's central bank meetings in Australia, Japan and South Korea.

  • Japan must tackle its debt problem: Economist Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Japan must tackle its debt problem: Economist

    Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC tells CNBC that the consumption tax will dampen economic activity in Japan.

  • Where JGB yields are headed in the short-term Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 12:22 AM ET
    JGB yields to gradually decline: Pro

    Tohru Sasaki, FX strategist at JP Morgan thinks Japanese government bond yields will decline gradually in coming weeks.

  • Will rising rates spell doom for home builders? Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Ten-year yields are resuming their rise. That is likely to remain a problem today — especially if housing stocks come under more pressure.

  • Nikkei to trade between 18,000-21,000 Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 7:42 PM ET
    Nikkei 225 Seen Back at 18k - 21k Mark: Pro

    Harmen Overdijk, Head of Portfolio Management for Asia at EFG International, says Tokyo markets could soar as high as 21,000.

  • Can yen weakness actually hurt Japan reforms? Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 7:50 PM ET
    Yen's Weakness a Hurdle for Japan Reforms?

    Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy at BNP Paribas highlights the key obstacles standing in the way of implementing reforms in Japan.

  • Shinzo Abe's biggest hurdle: His own party Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    Shinzo Abe's biggest hurdle: His own party

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC thinks Shinzo Abe is in a good position to push forward reforms but explains that the biggest hurdle he will have is reining in his own party.

  • How will Abe tackle reforms after LDP win? Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    What reforms to expect from Abe's LDP win

    Taro Kono, Member of Japan's House of Representatives discusses what economic reforms could pass after Shinzo Abe's landslide victory in Sunday's upper-house elections.

  • Market implications of Bernanke's testimony Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:03 PM ET
    Market Implications of Bernanke's Testimony

    Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management, breaks down Bernanke's testimony and what it means for investors in Asia.

  • Too much enthusiasm for Japan markets: Pro Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:34 AM ET
    Too much enthusiasm in Japan markets: Pro

    Ben Collett , Head, Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers is pessimistic about Japanese markets and recommends shorting Japan autos. Roger Nightingale, Economist at RDN Associates joins in the conversation.