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Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Japan Bond Yields Spike Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Bank of Japan & the Volatility Play

    CNBC's Kelly Evans weighs in on Japanese government bond yields soaring to 1 percent.

  • Not One, But Two Perfect Storms Could Be Brewing Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke and IRS Director of Exempt Organizations

    Have two Pandora's Boxes been opened? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony may be one; the IRS scandal may be the other.

  • Japan in Big 'Monetary Experiment': BoE Member Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:55 AM ET
     Japan in Big 'Monetary Experiment': BoE Member

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England, tells CNBC that Japan is in the midst of a big monetary experiment, so volatility in equity and bond markets should be seen in that context.

  • Huge Volatility in Today's Nikkei Session Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:03 AM ET
    Huge Volatility in Today's Nikkei Session

    CNBC's Japan correspondent, Kaori Enjoji, reports on the "extremely volatile" Nikkei session which saw record volumes being traded and ended with a 7.3% loss.

  • Nikkei Needed Some 'Digestion': Pro Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
    Nikkei Needed Some 'Digestion': Pro

    Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist and senior vice president at Charles Schwab, discusses the "remarkable" drop in the Nikkei and says it was caused by "short-term momentum money".

  • Bank of Japan to Bond Markets: We Hear You Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.

  • Nikkei Business Report Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Tokyo is proposing a low tax zone for foreign companies to help accelerate economic growth. The proposal, part of Prime Minister Abe's strategy, would aim for the new zone to bring at least part of the capital's corporate tax rate close to those of Singapore and Hong Kong.

  • Why the Yen Will Keep Moving Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Why the Yen Will Keep Moving

    Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, explains that there is still plenty to keep the yen moving and adds that outflows from Japan should continue for the next six months.

  • Dollar-Yen Movements Reliant on US Rates Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Dollar-Yen Movements Reliant on U.S. Rates

    Rob Ryan, Director, Market Strategy, APAC at RBS see USD/JPY movements as primarily a U.S. rates story. Uwe Parpart of Reorient Financial Markets joins the conversation.

  • Treasurys Idle As Market Awaits Bernanke Testimony Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday as most investors moved to the sidelines.

  • Nikkei Business Report Monday, 20 May 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    A chief government spokesman commented that the recent improvements in the Japanese economy show Prime Minister Abe's economic policies are starting to take effect in the real economy. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda has more.

  • Volatile Bond Market Puts Bank of Japan in a Spin Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:28 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is not expected to make significant changes at this week's monetary-policy meeting, although policymakers could use the opportunity to calm fears in the bond market.

  • Australian Dollar Could Head Lower Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Australian Dollar Could Head Lower

    Peter Whitley, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says to short AUD/USD and NZD/USD on any rally.

  • Markets Awaiting Shinzo Abe's "Third Arrow" Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Markets Awaiting Shinzo Abe's

    Michael Spencer, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank says Japan's radical quantitative easing program will not be sufficient to sustain growth. He believes structural reform is more important.

  • Why Stimulus Tapering Is not on the Cards? Friday, 17 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    Why Stimulus Tapering Is not on the Cards?

    Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment, says the weak economic figures and low inflation globally are supportive of further central banks' action.

  • A Japanese Crisis Will Spike Gold: Pro Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Japan's wrong-headed policies doom it to injecting more money into the system, spurring inflation, which will dramatically boost the price of gold, said Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff.

  • Central Banks Creating Market 'Distortion': Pro Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    Central Banks Creating Market 'Distortion': Pro

    Jose Wynne, head of FX research at Barclays, says central banks, particularly the Fed and BoJ, are looking to push investors out of the risk curve by bidding for bonds.

  • Japan in a Bull Market Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:15 AM ET
    Japan in a Bull Market

    Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN says Japan is in a bull market and he would buy anything out of Japan.

  • Bloomberg Snooping Scandal Widens Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    Bloomberg Snooping Scandal Widens

    The Bank of Japan is seeking details about which information Bloomberg allowed journalist access to, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Can Japan Keep Control of Its Bond Market? Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Can Japan Keep Control of Its Bond Market?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Richard Farr, Boenning & Scattergood, about the impact of Japan's cheap money on the European bond market.