Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, outlines how global risk events like the political upheaval in Greece could move Japan's benchmark index and the yen.» Read More
Expected ECB QE will likely send the U.S. dollar even higher, hurting some big-name tech stocks such as HP in the process, if history is a guide.
Despite inflation likely to stay low in the coming months, the Bank of Japan remains optimistic that cheaper oil can boost Japan's economy, says Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC.
Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses the central bank's policy decision on Wednesday and explains why the outlook for Japan is looking up this year.
Allen Sinai, Chief Global Economist at Decision Economics, discusses the divergence in central bank policies this year.
Tres Knippa, Kenai Capital Management, explains why it's the perfect macro-economic landscape to be long gold, short yen, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Giles Keating, Global Head of Research, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, says markets need to stop worrying about low inflation, which is driven by cheaper oil prices that will benefit the global economy.
With the Bank of Japan buying a substantial amount of JGBs, along with cheaper oil and a weak yen, there is no reason for additional easing, says Takuji Okubo, Principal and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.
For the first time in 24 years, no company listed on Japan's stock markets went bankrupt, a sign Abenomics is working for companies in capital markets.
Colin Asher, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, says reforms under Abenomics in Japan are happening and the country will see the benefits in 2016.
Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discusses the effectiveness of a record budget in Japan.
Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds, expects a 3-4 percent rise in wages from April onwards, which will subsequently lead to improvements in Japan's consumption spending.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index is set to climb further next year, despite already rising more than 70 percent over the past two years, analysts say.
Dennis Gartman has his eye on one commodity that met a particularly cruel fate in 2014: Gold
Japan's ruling coalition has approved a tax reform plan that will cut the corporate tax rate from April, pledging further reductions in coming years.
Japan's financial regulator has begun testing regional banks to determine how much their earnings would suffer if long-term interest rates remain low.
Major Japanese firms plan to return their excess cash to shareholders, spurning Abe's call for employers to lift salaries.
Japan approved $29 billion of stimulus spending to help lagging regions and households, but analysts are skeptical of how much of a growth boost it will offer.
The Japanese spent more than they saved in the 12 months ended March 2014, the first time that's happened since the data set began in 1955.
Japan's industrial output posted a surprise drop in November, while inflation slowed, offering fresh signs efforts to kickstart the economy face headwinds.
BOJ board members made a rare call on the government to restore Japan's tattered finances a month after expanding monetary stimulus, November meeting minutes show.