The dollar was mostly flat against a basket of major currencies after U.S. data failed to support expectations for a June or July Fed hike. » Read More
Eisuke Sakakibara, Former Vice Finance Minister of Japan from 1997 to 1999, says the central bank chief may ease at the end of this year or next year.
Dominic Bunning, FX Strategist at HSBC, says the Bank of Japan may only introduce new monetary stimulus in the second quarter of 2015.
Japan stocks have disappointed this year, but some funds are betting companies will finally put their piles of cash to work for shareholders.
Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays, expects dollar-yen to peak at 105 amid high inflation in Japan and expectations that the central bank won't be easing soon.
Masayuki Kichikawa, chief Japan economist at Bank of America Merill Lynch, says that Japan's revised GDP data shows that the Bank of Japan is less likely to act in the coming months.
Junko Nishioka, Chief Economist for Japan at RBS, sees limited chances of additional easing by the central bank in the near future.
With Japan facing an aging population and a looming labor shortage, more investors see opportunities in efforts to lure women into the workforce.
Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon, expects the Bank of Japan to take more action if the economy is doing worse than expected.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says stimulus from the Bank of Japan and U.S. yields will determine the movements of the currency pair.
Vasu Menon, VP, Group Wealth Management, OCBC Bank, outlines why market volumes will remain low throughout the next month.
The Bank of Japan has begun shifting its focus from supporting growth to ways of phasing out its massive stimulus.
Despite Japan's tax hike and failure to push through reforms, some analysts believe the U.S. dollar is the real culprit for the Nikkei's fall.
Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokoy-Mitsubishi UFJ, says the Bank of Japan is doing the right thing by holding steady as data is still very volatile.
After the central bank left policy steady on Wednesday, Tomo Kinoshita, Chief Economist for Japan at Nomura, explains why he expects fresh easing later this year.
Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says Japan's larger-than-expected April trade deficit came as no surprise and calls on the central bank to further weaken the yen.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and James Bianco, Bianco Research president, discuss the unintended consequences of the central banks' market involvement on interest rates, and the problems they have created.
The Australian dollar fell more than half a percent, on a slide in prices of iron ore, one of the country's biggest exports.
Japan's stocks have faced a tough month, continuing to shed last year's gains as analysts grow disillusioned over the pace of promised reforms.
John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japan showed strong first quarter growth, but GDP in the following quarter could be negative.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the lack of further monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, coupled with April's sales tax hike, will hurt Japanese growth.