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Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • The Yen Carry Trade Is Back Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    The Yen Carry Trade is Back

    Thomas Harr, Head of Asia Local Markets Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank believes the yen carry trade is back, which will benefit South East Asian currencies.

  • Top Investment Plays Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 8:50 PM ET
    Top Investment Plays

    Given the accommodative central bank policy across the board where should investors be putting their money for assured returns, Ramin Toloui, Global Co-head for Emerging Markets at PIMCO gives his preferred investment strategy.

  • Don't Fight the Fed or the BOJ: Expert Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    Don't Fight the Fed or the BOJ: Expert

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia at ING Financial Markets says North Asia is facing stiff headwinds. He thinks developed market assets will be the trading theme for 2013 due to aggressive easing by the Fed and the BOJ.

  • Dollar Slips from Near Four-Year High Versus Yen Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Are the Days of a Strong Japanese Yen Numbered?

    The dollar edged down from a near four-year high against the yen on Tuesday as traders booked profits on its sharp rally, but the yen's weakening trend remained intact.

  • What Is the Right Level for the Yen? Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    What Is The Right Level For The Yen?

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says the Japanese currency could go to as much as 130 versus the dollar if the Bank of Japan continues its liquidity pumping measures.

  • The Best Trade in Town: Pro Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 7:05 PM ET
    Long Dollar-Yen - It's The Best Trade in Town: Pro

    Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura says to be long USD/JPY is the best trade in town. He is anticipating a lot of capital to flow out of Japan on the back of BOJ's aggressive easing steps.

  • Yen Skids to Nearly 4-Year low vs Dollar Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:51 PM ET
    Does the Yen’s Pullback Take the Heat Off Bank of Japan?

    The yen plummeted to its lowest against the dollar in nearly four years and reached a three-year trough versus the euro on Monday after the Bank of Japan kicked off its aggressive monetary easing program in an attempt to beat persistent deflation.

  • Oil Refining’s Fortunes Rise

    Oil prices edged higher, lifted by gains in gasoline futures and strong selling of the spread between Brent crude and U.S. crude.

  • Why Gold Will Continue to Underperform Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:31 PM ET
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    Anthony Grisanti of GRZ Energy looks at what's moving gold.

  • Will BOJ Buying Sink Yen? Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Will BOJ Buying Sink Yen?

    Axel Merk, Merk Investments president & CIO, weighs in on whether a potential currency battle is brewing.

  • Yen to Hit Record Levels? Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Yen to Hit Record Levels?

    Neil Looker, chief dealer institutional FX at City Index, tells CNBC that there is a "queue of buyers" ready to push the yen back above 100 and towards a very attainable 2009 high of 101.45.

  • Santelli: Did Bank of Japan Declare War Against Bonds?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, about Japan's bond buying programs. And is there a currency battle brewing, with Axel Merk, Merk Mutual Funds.

  • What Investors Are Not Considering With BoJ Moves Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 9:05 PM ET
    What Investors Are Not Considering With BoJ Moves

    Glenn Maguire, Principal & Chief Economist at Asia Sentry Advisory says that investors are not considering a key factor related to the recent BoJ moves. If households are not willing to spend and companies not willing to invest, then that money will sit in back accounts and the full effects of the stimulus will not be experienced.

  • Dollar-Yen May Hit 100 This Week: Pro Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    Dollar-Yen May Hit 100 This Week: Pro

    Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist at CLSA discusses the momentum in Japanese financial markets and how it may lead the yen to hit 100 by the end of the week.

  • No Reason to Fight the BOJ: Pro Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    No Reason To Fight The BoJ: Pro

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank says the time is ripe to get back into Japanese equities as the central bank pulls out all stops to get the economy moving.

  • US Dollar Stumbles After Dismal Jobs Data Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies on Friday, hitting nearly two-week lows against the euro, as weaker-than-expected jobs data raised concerns that the pace of recovery in the American labor market has slowed.

  • Will Europe Become Japan? Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will Europe Become Japan?

    Davide Serra, founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, tells CNBC why he doesn't expect Europe to become like Japan, suggesting that the ECB's help is much more conditional than its BoJ counterpart.

  • Japan Needs Economic Reform Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Japan Needs Economic Reform

    Matt Sherwood, Head of Investment Market Research at Perpetual says Japan's market rally could fade if the government does not implement economic reforms.

  • Keynesianism in Japan Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Keynesianism in Japan

    Niall Ferguson, Professor at Harvard University says a regime change in policy has happened in Japan. He says the BoJ and other central banks' measures are actually backward looking, applying 1930s Keynesianism.

  • Reform is the Counterpoint to BoJ Easing Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 10:20 PM ET
    Reform is the Counterpoint to BoJ Easing

    Clay Carter, Head of International Equities at Perennial Investment Partners discusses the BoJ's aggressive new monetary policy.