Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's claim that a Lehman-esque crisis loomed was nothing more than political maneuvering, analysts told CNBC. » Read More
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at JP Morgan, says the divergence of global monetary policy on expectations of a Fed rate hike will be the key theme next year.
Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.
The euro zone's disinflation has spurred fears of Japan-style deflation, possibly keeping yields on the German bund depressed for the long haul.
Riad Younes, Co-founder at R Squared Capital Management. explains why he's expecting higher dividends and earnings in Japan ahead.
Randall Jones, Head of Japan/Korea Desk at OECD, warns that Japan needs a detailed and credible fiscal consolidation plan.
With board members expecting inflation to stay near 1 percent until first half of 2015, the BOJ could ease further then, says Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, explains how the crash in commodity prices is impacting central bank policy in Asia.
Central banks in Europe and China on Friday announced moves to ease credit. But the action may have limited impact.
Despite recent ups and downs, hedge funds are now more in love with Japan than at any time in the last decade.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says elections are buying time for Prime Minister Abe's policies, which need time to materialize.
Dominic Bunning, FX Strategist at HSBC, outlines how the upcoming election in Japan could sway the dollar-yen pair.
Japan's Prime Minister is motivated by hopes that elections can "purify" the ruling party from recent scandals, says Jun Okumura, Visiting Scholar at the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs.
While the ruling coalition could lose some seats, it'll be enough of a majority for Prime Minister Abe to continue reforms, says Harumi Taguchi, Principal Economist at IHS Global Insight.
It's crystal-ball time for markets and Goldman Sachs is no different, outlining top-10 themes for 2015, eyeing the economic recovery, China and oil.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at why investors should care about the Bank of Japan's decision to keep QE intact.
The Bank of Japan's governor says fiscal reform is the government's job and indicates CPI could slow below one-percent, reports CNBC's Kaori Enjoji.
Junko Nishioka, Chief Japan Economist at RBS, says a delayed sales tax hike will boost GDP by 0.5 percent in the near term, but warns of negative market implications in the long run.
Many Japanese voters remain confused by why Prime Minister Abe called a snap election despite little opposition to plans to delay a sales-tax hike.
Hayden Briscoe, Director-Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, describes how economic and political events in Japan are moving the country's bond market.
The delay in sales tax hike, along with the BOJ's surprise stimulus, will help Japan to meet its 2 percent inflation goal, says Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.