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Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • US Inflation Is 'Wildcard': James Bullard Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    US Inflation Is 'Wildcard': James Bullard

    James Bullard, CEO and president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, comments on the U.S. economy, the possibility of tapering off the Fed's stimulus program, and volatility in Japan.

  • How to Trade USD/JPY Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:20 AM ET
    How to Trade USD/JPY

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses the U.S. dollar's recovery against the Japanese yen as well as the Nikkei's drop and says it's a "very healthy correction" for the USD/JPY bulls.

  • BOJ Kuroda Vows to Calm JGBs, Guide Recovery Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday expressed confidence the central bank can stem bond market volatility with flexible market operations and engineer a steady recovery.

  • Bumpy Ride for Japan Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Bumpy Ride for Japan

    Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist at Coutts still expects further strength in Japan equities and sees dollar-yen moving higher but says it won't be a smooth ride.

  • Instability in the JGB Market Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:07 AM ET
    Instability in the JGB Market

    Evan Lucas, Market Strategist at IG says if JGBs fall further, questions will be asked about asset quality and could see downgrades to banks.

  • Surge in Japanese Exports Around the Corner: Pro Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:04 PM ET
    Surge in Japanese Exports Around the Corner

    Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist at CLSA, talks investment opportunities in Japan.

  • Japan: A Positive Restructuring Story Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 10:05 PM ET
    Japan: a Positive Restructuring Story

    Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie discusses Abe's tough road ahead trying to reflate economy while avoiding a bond yield blow out.

  • The Road Ahead For Asian Markets Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    The Road Ahead For Asian Markets

    Tai Hui, Chief Asia Pacific Strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds weighs in on the direction key Asian markets are likely to take going forward and the risks investors need to keep an eye out for.

  • Japan Bond Yields Spike Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Bank of Japan & the Volatility Play

    CNBC's Kelly Evans weighs in on Japanese government bond yields soaring to 1 percent.

  • Not One, But Two Perfect Storms Could Be Brewing Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke and IRS Director of Exempt Organizations

    Have two Pandora's Boxes been opened? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony may be one; the IRS scandal may be the other.

  • Japan in Big 'Monetary Experiment': BoE Member Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:55 AM ET
     Japan in Big 'Monetary Experiment': BoE Member

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England, tells CNBC that Japan is in the midst of a big monetary experiment, so volatility in equity and bond markets should be seen in that context.

  • Huge Volatility in Today's Nikkei Session Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:03 AM ET
    Huge Volatility in Today's Nikkei Session

    CNBC's Japan correspondent, Kaori Enjoji, reports on the "extremely volatile" Nikkei session which saw record volumes being traded and ended with a 7.3% loss.

  • Nikkei Needed Some 'Digestion': Pro Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Nikkei Needed Some 'Digestion': Pro

    Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist and senior vice president at Charles Schwab, discusses the "remarkable" drop in the Nikkei and says it was caused by "short-term momentum money".

  • Bank of Japan to Bond Markets: We Hear You Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.

  • Nikkei Business Report Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Tokyo is proposing a low tax zone for foreign companies to help accelerate economic growth. The proposal, part of Prime Minister Abe's strategy, would aim for the new zone to bring at least part of the capital's corporate tax rate close to those of Singapore and Hong Kong.

  • Why the Yen Will Keep Moving Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Why the Yen Will Keep Moving

    Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, explains that there is still plenty to keep the yen moving and adds that outflows from Japan should continue for the next six months.

  • Dollar-Yen Movements Reliant on US Rates Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Dollar-Yen Movements Reliant on U.S. Rates

    Rob Ryan, Director, Market Strategy, APAC at RBS see USD/JPY movements as primarily a U.S. rates story. Uwe Parpart of Reorient Financial Markets joins the conversation.

  • Treasurys Idle As Market Awaits Bernanke Testimony Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday as most investors moved to the sidelines.

  • Nikkei Business Report Monday, 20 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    A chief government spokesman commented that the recent improvements in the Japanese economy show Prime Minister Abe's economic policies are starting to take effect in the real economy. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda has more.

  • Volatile Bond Market Puts Bank of Japan in a Spin Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:28 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is not expected to make significant changes at this week's monetary-policy meeting, although policymakers could use the opportunity to calm fears in the bond market.