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  • Bank of Japan Headed for Split Leadership Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 6:12 PM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking to put at the top of the Bank of Japan two officials with different views on how to beat deflation, which could complicate decision-making in an already split board.

  • Yen Slips, Pound Slides, Aussie Dips Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Talk of a stimulus-minded pick for the Bank of Japan sends the yen lower and Friday's credit-rating cut dents the pound - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Yen Slumps on Talk of ADB's Kuroda for BOJ Role Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:22 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Japan's government is likely to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing.

  • Yen to Sink Lower Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:11 PM ET
    Yen To Sink Lower

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities explains why he believes the yen will continue to weaken.

  • Positioning for a New BoJ Governor Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    Japanese Markets and the BoJ Governor

    As the markets await a new BoJ governor, Donald Hanna, Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group tells CNBC's Cash Flow which positions to take.

  • Japanese Firms Not Shareholder Friendly Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET
    Japanese Companies Are Not Shareholder Friendly

    Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy & Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management says Japanese companies are not shareholder friendly and that returns on capital are miserable.

  • Expert: Japan is Back! Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Expert: Japan is Back!

    Tomo Kinoshita, chief economist, Japan, at Nomura International, tells CNBC why Japan's monetary easing means the next BoJ governor will inherit a much more positive situation than that of his predecessor.

  • Bullish Japan Equities Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    Bullish Japan Equities

    Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners says whoever is the next BoJ governor will support the government's policies which will lift Japan's equity market.

  • Handicapping the Race for the BoJ Chief Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    Head of Bank of Japan is Not Independent: City Index

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, talks about the candidates for the post of chief of the Bank of Japan.

  • A Pause for the Japanese Yen Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    A Pause for the Japanese Yen

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says the Japanese yen has failed to sustain movement around the 94 level. He does not see continued upward momentum for the JPY in the short term.

  • Abenomics: A Merger Between BOJ and MOF? Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 8:05 PM ET
    Abenomics: a Merger Between BoJ and MoF?

    Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management says there is a blurring in the distinction between Japan's fiscal and monetary policies. He discusses Toshiro Muto's lead in the running to be the next Bank of Japan chief.

  • Euro Not Uncomfortably High: Pro Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 6:30 PM ET
    Euro Not Uncomfortably High At Current Level: Pro

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy, Westpac Bank says the euro is still far away from a level that would weaken the growth outlook for the euro zone.

  • Expansionary Policies From Japan Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    A Lot of Expansionary Policies From Japan

    Ulrich Leuchtmann, Global Head of FX Research at Commerzbank AG says there are a lot of expansionary policies from the Bank of Japan which leads to questions whether the ECB will do the same.

  • Bank of Japan Will Restart Purchases in 2014 Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:21 AM ET
    Bank of Japan Will Restart Purchases in 2014

    Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management says the Bank of Japan will resume purchases in January 2014.

  • Former top financial bureaucrat Toshiro Muto is the leading candidate to become Japan's next central bank governor with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pick a nominee as early as this week.

  • Japan to Pursue Aggressive Policies Regardless Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 10:15 PM ET
    Japan To Pursue Aggressive Expansionary Policy Regardless: Pro

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia at Bank Julius Baer said Japan would likely continue expanding its balance sheet whether or not it was criticized by the other G20 leaders. He noted that other central banks such as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are doing the same to support their economies.

  • Yen to Hit 100 in a Few Months: Expert Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 9:00 PM ET
    Japan Market Bear Says Yen To Hit 100 In A Few Months

    Eddie Tam, CIO at Central Asset Investments is bearish on Japan, adding that the Nikkei could hit 12,000 and yen could hit 100 against the USD in the next few months.

  • No Yen Manipulation at Play: Finance Minister Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 8:05 PM ET
    No Yen Manipulation at Play: Finance Minister

    As a weak yen drives Japanese stocks higher, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick asked Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso if he believed the G-20 endorsed Tokyo's domestic stimulus plans.

  • Japan Finance Minister Relieved G-20 Heat Is Off Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 3:34 AM ET
    Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso

    Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has told CNBC he's satisfied that the Group of 20 (G-20) nations "understood" that his country was not trying to artificially manipulate its currency.

  • Expert: This is (Currency) War! Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    This is a Currency War: Expert

    Daragh Maher, FX strategist at HSBC, tells CNBC that despite what the G20 are saying, there is a currency war taking place. Although Japan won't be able to maintain their aggressive weakening of the yen.