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  • Expect BOJ's monetary stimulus by June: Tempus Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    Expect BOJ's monetary stimulus by June: Tempus

    The Bank of Japan concludes a two-day policy meeting later on Tuesday and no action is expected, says John Doyle, Director of Markets at Tempus. He expects the central bank to ramp up monetary stimulus in June.

  • Japan's Q4 GDP was a miss: HSBC Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    Japan's Q4 GDP was a miss: HSBC

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, discusses Japan's below-view fourth-quarter economic growth data and record current account deficit for January.

  • Japan not opening way for more aggressive easing: Pro Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Japan not opening way for more aggressive easing: Pro

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says the market is over-expectant about the possibility that the Bank of Japan will introduce more aggressive easing.

  • Japan's GDP miss: It's not that bad Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    Japan's GDP miss: It's not that bad

    Fred Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says Japan's numbers aren't as bad as people made them out to be and do not "rhyme" with the reality of the country's economy.

  • When will the BOJ start easing? Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:06 AM ET
    When will the BOJ start easing?

    Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why he thinks the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is likely to start easing in the second quarter.

  • Still bullish on Japan: Morgan Stanley Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 9:50 PM ET
    Still bullish on Japan: Morgan Stanley

    Glen Wood, Head of Sales, Global at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, explains why he's still positive on Japan, despite Monday's weak GDP data.

  • When will the BOJ take action? Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 9:20 PM ET
    When will the BOJ take action?

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is likely to ease interest rates only in the months ahead.

  • Downward trend for dollar-yen: Maybank Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 12:32 AM ET
    Downward trend for dollar-yen: Maybank

    Saktiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says dollar-yen could retreat further as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is not likely to make any move before April's sales-tax hike.

  • Abenomics is still alive: LGT Bank Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 9:05 PM ET
    Abenomics is still alive: LGT Bank

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank, explains why he's still positive on Prime Minister Abe's policies.

  • Japanese equities poised to pop: Pro Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    Correction is over: Pro

    Japan offers bigger potential returns due to a supportive central bank, Stephen Parker says.

  • Nikkei selloff caused by first arrow: JPMorgan Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 8:45 PM ET
    Nikkei selloff caused by first arrow: JPMorgan

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan, discusses how monetary policy is hurting Japanese shares.

  • See 6-8% yen weakness this year: Pecora Capital Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 12:35 AM ET
    See 6-8% yen weakness this year: Pecora Capital

    Aaron Smith, Pecora Capital, says the Japanese currency won't weaken further unless the Bank of Japan (BOJ) unleashes more stimulus.

  • Japan policy normalization talk 'premature': BoJ Governor

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says the U.S. Federal Reserve has dealt with the normalization of monetary policy well, but it is "premature" to discuss this in Japan.

  • Will Abe's Davos comments impact markets? Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    Will Abe's Davos comments impact markets?

    David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist at DailyFX, says that while Shinzo Abe's comments at the World Economic Forum won't invoke much reaction, it does reinforce expectations for further easing.

  • Forget BOJ decision, focus on sales tax: Pro Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 10:33 PM ET
    Forget BOJ decision, focus on sales tax: Pro

    Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, says investors should be paying more attention to April's sales tax hike, rather than the Bank of Japan's decision.

  • Why 'Abenomics' is still a good bet for 2014 Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 10:03 PM ET
    'Abenomics' looks like a good bet for 2014

    Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management explains why he's still bullish on Japan.

  • Why the BOJ should ease sooner rather than later Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 7:23 PM ET
    Why the BOJ should ease sooner rather than later

    Takuji Okubo, Principal, Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, thinks the Bank of Japan should introduce more stimulus soon if they see the economy weakening.

  • No change expected from BOJ: Pro Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 9:05 PM ET
    No change expected from BOJ: Pro

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment, Asia at B.I.L, explains why he doesn't any major changes from the Japanese central bank when it concludes its policy review on Wednesday.

  • Markets will be 'sensitive' towards BoJ policy ahead: Pro

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, says markets will become "a lot more sensitive" to announcements from the Bank of Japan in 2014.

  • Japanese firms need to spend domestically: Pro Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 9:54 PM ET
    Japan companies should spend domestically

    Mark Hibbs, MD & Portfolio Manager at Adamas Asset Management, discusses the outlook for Japanese corporates this year.