The market has become more prone to take a "we'll believe it when we see it" attitude toward any moves in interest rates. » Read More
Security threats hanging over Europe are another instance where the Fed and the ECB have to deploy policy instruments in the months ahead.
The market is still looking to central banks for solutions, but policymakers actually have few options left, notes JPMorgan AM's Tai Hui.
The final week of July is expected to be a busy one in Asia Pacific, with the region entering the thick of its earnings season amid BOJ, Fed meetings.
The Bank of Japan is likely to cut rates on excess reserves and expand its monetary base, expects Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.
Britain's economy is shrinking, the broadest survey of business confidence since last month's historic vote to quit the EU showed.
In Malaysia, there does not seem to be any protest or challenge against Najib Razak over DOJ's lawsuit linked to 1MDB, says IDEAS' Wan Saiful Wan Jan.
Cicero Group's Andrew Naylor says it's still too early to determine the long-term repercussions of Brexit which will play out over the next two years.
Bob Baur, chief global economist at Principal Global Investors, discusses whether or not Japan's central bank will resort to helicopter money.
The softness in Asian markets is because of profit taking after a strong bull run in the past week, says Ample Capital's ALex Wong.
Credit Suisse's Bob Parker says Italian banks account for 360 billion to 400 billion euros of the euro zone's 1 trillion euros-worth of non-performing loads.
The ECB showed its maintaining a pragmatic approach and could even consider public intervention, says JPMorgan Asset Management's Nicholas Wilcox.
The market discounts nearly everything that Fed officials say prior to the FOMC meeting, says Kenneth Polcari from O'Neil Securities.
Rising nationalism is hindering the European Union's efforts to move forward, says UNSW Business School's Fariborz Moshirian.
Singapore's central bank found lapses and weaknesses at DBS, UBS and Standard Chartered.
The ECB left all key interest rates unchanged on Thursday, after the governor of the Bank of Japan ruled out using "helicopter money" in a radio interview.
"No need and no possibility for helicopter money," Kuroda tells BBC radio documentary.
The pool of bonds that the European Central Bank can buy is getting smaller, as yields push further in negative territory. CNBC’s Julia Chatterley outlines what to expect at Thursday’s meeting.
Speculation of more aggressive fiscal and monetary policy easing has weakened the yen and supported the Asian stock rally, says Commonwealth Bank's Elias Haddad.
AMP Capital Investors' Shane Oliver expects Japan's fiscal stimulus package, coupled with more monetary stimulus, to help the spur growth.