SDR inclusion for the yuan is a filip for China but a large, early yuan inflow is questionable, says Chi Tan Teck Leng, FX analyst at UBS Wealth Management.
Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, identifies a number of factors, such as a lack of corporate spending, that are hampering Japan's economic recovery.
David Mann, chief economist for Asia at Standard Chartered, says that although Japan's consumer spending has improved, the weak external environment will weigh on the economy.
Asian markets will start the week digesting the deadly terror attacks that struck France on Friday, with regional stocks expected to take a hit.
Q3 is likely to be another quarter of negative economic growth for Japan, Tim Quinlan, VP and economist at Wells Fargo, forecasts.
UBS Chairman Axel Weber tells CNBC that it’s very hard to imagine Europe and Japan reaching their inflation targets, adding that further easing won’t help those economies grow any faster.
The language from BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, as well as Abe government officials, indicates there's little appetite for new stimulus, says KH Heng, senior FX strategist at Credit Suisse.
Commodity prices will hit a price floor once the reality of an interest rate hike from the Fed sinks in, predicts David Riedel, president and founder of Riedel Research Group.
Asian shares traded mixed on Friday, as investors awaited the release of U.S. jobs data that could provide hints to when the Fed will raise interest rates.
Asian stocks put up a mixed performance on Thursday, as increasing odds of a U.S. interest-rate rise in December sapped risk appetite.
Though the conviction involved attempts to manipulate the commodities futures market, the ruling has implication for stock, too.
Markets have moved very far, very fast, and many sectors and indices are now in classic overbought territory.
The Fed has inflated a bubble and that's going to damp market returns, perma-bear Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC.
Asian stocks fell on Monday, as investors digested a private survey which showed China's manufacturing sector remaining in a tough spot.
Wayne Gordon, commodities and FX strategist at UBS, explains why he thinks the yen's movements were surprising - especially as BoJ's QE program didn't pick up.
The Bank of Japan's decision to leave monetary policy unchanged pushed the yen up on Friday.
Asian shares traded mixed on Friday, following the BOJ's decision and as child care-related firms got a boost from China's policy change.
Elias Haddad, a senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank, reckons the yen will experience volatility during BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda's press conference.
Simon Grose-Hodge, head of investment advisory at LGT Bank Singapore, says the BOJ still has some time to decide on easing, as GDP numbers are due in November.
Johanna Chua, Citi's head of Asia economics and market analysis, thinks Japan's growth is still very disappointing and inflation remains below target.