Central Banks Bank of Japan


  • Markets on central bank watch this week Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 9:10 PM ET
    Central bank watch

    Guy Stear, Head of Research, Asia, Société Générale, previews the week's central bank meetings in Australia, Japan and South Korea.

  • Japan must tackle its debt problem: Economist Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Japan must tackle its debt problem: Economist

    Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC tells CNBC that the consumption tax will dampen economic activity in Japan.

  • Where JGB yields are headed in the short-term Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 12:22 AM ET
    JGB yields to gradually decline: Pro

    Tohru Sasaki, FX strategist at JP Morgan thinks Japanese government bond yields will decline gradually in coming weeks.

  • Will rising rates spell doom for home builders? Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Ten-year yields are resuming their rise. That is likely to remain a problem today — especially if housing stocks come under more pressure.

  • Nikkei to trade between 18,000-21,000 Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 7:42 PM ET
    Nikkei 225 Seen Back at 18k - 21k Mark: Pro

    Harmen Overdijk, Head of Portfolio Management for Asia at EFG International, says Tokyo markets could soar as high as 21,000.

  • Can yen weakness actually hurt Japan reforms? Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 7:50 PM ET
    Yen's Weakness a Hurdle for Japan Reforms?

    Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy at BNP Paribas highlights the key obstacles standing in the way of implementing reforms in Japan.

  • Shinzo Abe's biggest hurdle: His own party Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    Shinzo Abe's biggest hurdle: His own party

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC thinks Shinzo Abe is in a good position to push forward reforms but explains that the biggest hurdle he will have is reining in his own party.

  • How will Abe tackle reforms after LDP win? Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    What reforms to expect from Abe's LDP win

    Taro Kono, Member of Japan's House of Representatives discusses what economic reforms could pass after Shinzo Abe's landslide victory in Sunday's upper-house elections.

  • Market implications of Bernanke's testimony Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:03 PM ET
    Market Implications of Bernanke's Testimony

    Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management, breaks down Bernanke's testimony and what it means for investors in Asia.

  • Too much enthusiasm for Japan markets: Pro Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:34 AM ET
    Too much enthusiasm in Japan markets: Pro

    Ben Collett , Head, Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers is pessimistic about Japanese markets and recommends shorting Japan autos. Roger Nightingale, Economist at RDN Associates joins in the conversation.

  • Why Japan Is a Hot Market Under 'Abenomics' Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:19 PM ET
    Monex: Japanese investors are looking for more investment

    Oki Matsumoto, Managing Director and Chairman of online securities brokerage, Monex Group says that Japanese retail investors are positive on the market and are looking for more investment.

  • Nikkei Business Report Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    It was a unanimous vote to keep aggressive monetary easing strategies unchanged at the Bank of Japan today, unlike its US counterpart which is seeking to unwind its massive monetary easing. The Nikkei's Yukako Ono reports.

  • Is the Japanese Recovery Sustainable? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Is the Japanese Recovery Sustainable?

    Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, highlights that slowdowns in both the U.S. and China pose some downside risks to the sustainability of the Japanese recovery.

  • Why BOJ Inaction Is a Good Sign: Expert Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:30 PM ET
    Why BOJ Inaction Is a Good Sign: Expert

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan explains how the central bank's decision to stay put is positive for the economy.

  • Focus on Mid-Cap Names in Japan: Pro Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:05 PM ET
    Focus on Mid-Cap Names in Japan: Pro

    Nathan Slack, Head of Southeast Asia at JPMorgan Private Bank discusses what investments would navigate through Japan's markets best.

  • Nikkei Business Report Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Consumer confidence fell to 44.3 in Japan last month as the stock market roller coaster ride rattled households. The Nikkei's Nozomu Kitadai has more.

  • Bank of Japan to Stay Pat, but for How Long? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 6:52 PM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    Recent calm in the Japanese equity and bond markets means the Bank of Japan is unlikely to make significant changes at its two-day meeting starting Wednesday, analysts say.

  • Still Awaiting Japan's 'Third Arrow:' Pro Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 7:44 PM ET
    Still Awaiting Japan's 'Third Arrow:' Pro

    Mikhail Zverev, Head of Global Equities at Standard Life Investments is optimistic on Japan's policy impact and voices the need for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to begin structural reforms.

  • Your Japan Trade: Short China-Exposed Firms Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 11:33 PM ET
    Japan: Short the China-Exposed Companies

    Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers tells CNBC's Cash Flow which companies to short in the wake of the latest round of Japanese data.

  • Japanese Bank Lending Hits Four-Year Highs Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Japanese bank lending marked its biggest annual increase in June, suggesting the BOJ's monetary stimulus and economic prospects are spurring fund demand for fresh investment.