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Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Dollar Hits 4-Year High, Piercing Key 100-Yen Mark Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    The dollar crossed the key 100-yen mark for the first time in four years Thursday and is expected to keep rising, with a year-end target of 105.

  • The Hunt for Yield Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    The Hunt For Yield

    Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura says global central banks are punishing the consumers for being stingy. He also states his reasons for recommending investors to be short U.S. Dollar & long Chinese yuan.

  • How the Yen Could Push Japan Back to Nuclear Energy Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

    Japan's monetary policy and its sliding currency may have an unintended side-effect: pushing the country back into the embrace of nuclear technology.

  • Nikkei Business Report Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Minutes from the Bank of Japan's recent policy meeting showed there was broad consensus on the need for aggressive easing measures. The Nikkei's Yukako Ono has more.

  • Positive Outlook for Japan Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Positive Outlook for Japan

    Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Private Wealth says they have upgraded their growth outlook for Japan considering the aggressive BoJ stimulus measures.

  • How Abenomics Is Impacting Japanese Property Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    Abenomics & Japan's Property Sector

    Frank Khoo, Global Head of Asia of AXA Real Estate, connects the dots to unravel the value in Japan's property sector.

  • Is the BOJ Backtracking on Its Inflation Pledge? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:32 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan

    The central bank's suggestion that it's likely to achieve its 2 percent inflation target later rather than sooner is a dose of realism that is good for its credibility, analysts say.

  • BoJ Committed to Yen Weakness: Pro Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    BoJ Committed to Yen Weakness: Pro

    Torrie Callander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, says the yen will weaken further against the dollar and that the current euro strength against the dollar doesn't make much sense.

  • Japan to Hit 2% Inflation by End of 3 Years: BOJ Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    BOJ Should Keep Easy Policy Until Inflation 1 Percent: OECD

    The Bank of Japan forecast on Friday that inflation will rise to around 2 percent towards the latter half of the next three years due to its massive stimulus plan.

  • Yen Continues to Retain Safe Haven Status Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:50 AM ET
    Yen Continues to Retain Safe Haven Status

    Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist at City Index says the Japanese Yen continues to retain safe haven status and does not believe the ECB will cut rates at the next meeting. Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research of Reorient Financial Markets joins in the discussion.

  • Dollar-Yen At 100 by Mid-May Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Dollar-Yen At 100 by Mid-May

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says by mid-May the Japanese Yen will definitely be at the 100 level.

  • U.S. Economic Recovery A Mirage? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 6:13 PM ET
    U.S. Economic Recovery A Mirage?

    Peter Schiff, CEO at Euro Pacific Capital warns that U.S. might be headed for a economic disaster worse than the global financial crisis in 2008. He also says that Japan is making a monetary mistake.

  • No Change in Policy Seen at BOJ Meeting: Pro Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:30 PM ET
    No Change in Policy Seen at BOJ Meeting: Pro

    Mansoor Mohi-uddin, Chief Currency Strategist at UBS Investment Bank says the only event investors can expect at the upcoming BOJ meeting is its semi-annual economic outlook report.

  • Dollar at 100 Yen is 'Inevitable': Pro Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:20 PM ET
    Dollar at 100 Yen is 'Inevitable': Pro

    Asoka Woehrmann, Co-CIO of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management explains how the Bank of Japan has put the currency pair path on an inevitable track to the 100-level.

  • Impact of Abenomics On Asian Rates Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    Impact Of Abenomics On Asian Rates

    Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC Global Research, discusses which markets benefit from Japan's massive bond-buying program.

  • What Makes Japanese Banks Attractive? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    What Makes Japanese Banks Attractive?

    Mark Tinker, global portfolio manager, at Axa Framlington, prefers Japanese banks over European ones due to the "dramatic" policy change which should bring a "very significant increase in activity".

  • What's Driving USD/JPY Towards 100 Mark? Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    Factors Driving USD/JPY Towards The 100 Mark

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, highlights the possible factors which could see dollar-yen breach the key 100 level.

  • Global Push for Growth Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    Global Push for Growth

    Parag Khanna, Director at Hybrid Reality Institute weighs in on G-20's changing stance and state of China's and Japan's economy going forward.

  • Yen Can Go 'Much Further': Pro Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Yen Can Go 'Much Further': Pro

    John Hardy, head of fx strategy at Saxo Bank, discusses expectations for the yen as no opposition arose from G20 and sees the currency weakening further in the next couple of years against the dollar.

  • Nikkei Business Report Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Finance Minister Taro Aso gained the G20 members' understanding after explaining the bold easing measures by the Bank of Japan are aimed at ending the long lasting deflation of Japan and not at weakening the yen. The Nikkei's Kishida Sachiko has more.