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Deutsche Bank's George Sarevelos says the Fed will remain a key driver of the FX market, while other central banks' actions will have muted effects.
Societe Generale's Toby Lawson says governments are now focusing on fiscal measures and coordinated efforts to try and drive economic activity.
Europe's apparent inability to secure its monetary union leaves the world without any credible dollar alternatives.
Vietnam's private sector would be able to attract more FDI and integrate into the global supply chain, says Virginia Foote, chairman at AmCham Hanoi.
Commonwealth Bank's Elias Haddad expects the yen to continue strengthening as the trade balance widens further.
The Fed's message is that markets have become too complacent about the number of rate hikes this year, says Jonathan Pain, author of The Pain Report.
Japan's jawboning on the yen and expectations for more BOJ easing are unlikely to weaken the currency for long, a JPMorgan Private Bank forex boss said.
The Fed will hold off on tightening policy on the back of Brexit and presidential election risks, says Sean Taylor, APAC CIO of Deutsche Asset Management.
Richard Harris from Port Shelter Investment Management slams the Fed's indecisiveness and over-dependence on data.
Kapstream Capital's Steve Goldman says there are opportunities in investment grade names in Asian markets, as well as Australian infrastructure plays.
The U.S. is on the verge of meeting most of the conditions the Fed has set to hike rates in June, Boston Fed's Eric Rosengren, tells The FT.
The BOJ still has "enough ammunition" to hit its elusive 2% inflation target, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda tells CNBC.
The U.S. and Japan remained at logger-heads over Japan's currency policies, in a bilateral spat that overshadowed the G-7 meeting in Sendai.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.
The signs of market fear are everywhere, from deep-pocketed hedge funders on Wall Street to mom-and-pop investors in flyover country.
The stage is set in Japan for the financial leaders of the Group of Seven of the world's leading economies to discuss policy, global growth and cyber-security.
Keith Fitz-Gerald from MoneyMorning.com questions Fed officials' statements about economic health given retail sales are down.
The G7 meeting would be a good opportunity for the Fed to communicate and coordinate with the ECB and BOJ, says Michael Spencer from Deutsche Bank.
The probability of a Fed rate hike in June spiked from 6 percent to over 30 percent, notes Steve Quirk from TD Ameritrade.
The market is uncertain about the Fed's real intentions, especially after it has not stuck to its dot plot, says Pension Partners's Edward Dempsey.
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