Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Will rare split vote limit BOJ's stimulus plan?

    Last Friday, the Bank of Japan's board voted 5-4 in favor of fresh stimulus. Ray Attrill, Co-Head FX Strategy of National Australia Bank, discusses this rare split decision.

  • Art Cashin

    Art Cashin of UBS says stocks are surging after Japan delivers a double whammy of good news: More stimulus and increased stock buying.

  • Pedestrians look at an electronic stock board displaying the figure of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, center top left, and the exchange rate of the yen against the U.S. dollar, center top right, outside a securities firm in Tokyo, on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

    The liquidity bull market isn't over thanks to new stimulus from the Bank of Japan, two market pros told CNBC on Friday.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    What waits on the other side—asset bubbles, inflation, the prospects for still greater wealth disparity—remains, of course, an issue for another day.

  • Santelli Exchange: Central bank happiness

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the impact of central banks and stimulus on the global economy.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund announced it will put half its assets in stocks and cut its holdings of government bonds, boosting global markets.

  • Wall Street set for strong open on surprise BOJ easing

    European stocks were also sharply higher after the Nikkei closed up nearly 5 percent. The Bank of Japan Friday added more stimulus to that country's fragile economy.

  • The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday expanded its monetary base target, a move aimed at supporting an economy that's struggled since the nation-wide tax hike took effect in April.

  • BOJ shows 'total commitment' to inflation target: Pro

    Friday's decision is a move by the central bank to "drive out all doubts about how it will achieve its desired inflation goal," says Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors.

  • This is 'fist-thumping action from BOJ': Expert

    Chong Yoon Chou, Investment Director at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses news that the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target on Friday.

  • The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is set deliver its biannual economic Outlook Report, which may offer clues about the central bank's next move.

  • There is almost no way the Bank of Japan can hit the inflation target Kuroda set when he unleashed unprecedented monetary stimulus in April 2013.

  • A top Japanese government official said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should delay a planned sales-tax increase.

  • Japan's Nikkei index has taken a rollercoaster ride so far this week, and some analysts believe traders should strap in for more turbulence.

  • Even as growth and deflation fears cast a shadow over Japan's economy, the Bank of Japan appears set to resist pressure for more stimulus measures.

  • Take BOJ's comments at face value: Barclays

    Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday that the central bank has no deadline for its QE program. Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, discusses the comments.

  • With Treasury yields defying calls for a rise, one bank is polishing up its once tongue-in-cheek forecast the 10-year yield would fall to 1.5 percent.

  • Lower oil prices good for Asia: BoJ Governor

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says a lower oil price will benefit Asia's economy.

  • Dollar strength rose too fast for BoJ, ECB: Pro

    Adam Myers, European head of FX strategy at Crédit Agricole CIB, says the speed of appreciation of the U.S. dollar was too fast for the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan.

  • Why BOJ needs to expand asset purchases plan

    With inflation remaining low and the possibility of another tax hike in Japan, the BOJ should consider expanding its asset purchase program, says Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia at JP Morgan Funds.