Bank of Japan


  • Behind Abe's move to call for snap polls     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:31 PM ET

    Japan's Prime Minister is motivated by hopes that elections can "purify" the ruling party from recent scandals, says Jun Okumura, Visiting Scholar at the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs.

  • While the ruling coalition could lose some seats, it'll be enough of a majority for Prime Minister Abe to continue reforms, says Harumi Taguchi, Principal Economist at IHS Global Insight.

  • What matters for markets next year: Goldman Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Statues of a bull and a bear outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

    It's crystal-ball time for markets and Goldman Sachs is no different, outlining top-10 themes for 2015, eyeing the economic recovery, China and oil.

  • Why you should care about Japan     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at why investors should care about the Bank of Japan's decision to keep QE intact.

  • Bank of Japan keeps QE intact     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan's governor says fiscal reform is the government's job and indicates CPI could slow below one-percent, reports CNBC's Kaori Enjoji.

  • The good and bad of Japan's tax hike delay     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Junko Nishioka, Chief Japan Economist at RBS, says a delayed sales tax hike will boost GDP by 0.5 percent in the near term, but warns of negative market implications in the long run.

  • Oh snap! Why Abe called an election he doesn’t need Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:39 PM ET
    Customers walk outside Tsukiji Market in Tokyo

    Many Japanese voters remain confused by why Prime Minister Abe called a snap election despite little opposition to plans to delay a sales-tax hike.

  • For bonds, all the action is in Japan now: Pro     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Hayden Briscoe, Director-Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, describes how economic and political events in Japan are moving the country's bond market.

  • Why Japan's inflation goal is now within reach     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    The delay in sales tax hike, along with the BOJ's surprise stimulus, will help Japan to meet its 2 percent inflation goal, says Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • What a fresh mandate means for Japan's Abe     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election late Tuesday. Scott Seaman, Senior Analyst, Asia at Eurasia, discusses the rationale behind the move.

  • New repair manual needed for Japan's economy Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

    With Japan's economy showing signs of contracting, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held off on a planned sales tax increase.

  • Why the dollar-yen is no longer a one-way bet     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy at BNP Paribas, explains why the dollar-yen could see a period of two-way price action in the near term.

  • Can Japan's grim GDP work to Abe's advantage?     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Mikio Kumada, Executive Director and Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners, explains why the country's recent weak GDP is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political agenda.

  • What Japan needs to revive its economy     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management, explains why reflating Japan's economy would require more than just structural reforms.

  • After grim GDP print, what will Abe do?     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor at International Christian University, discusses possible steps that Japanese Prime Minister Abe could take following Monday's disappointing growth data.

  • Japan proves QE doesn't work: Expert Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    The Lindsay Group's Peter Boockvar believes the monetary policy path Japan has gone on now will "destroy the country economically."

  • A 'negative' for the yen     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Phyllis Papadavid, senior global FX strategist at BNP Paribas talks about the latest "undeniably weak" GDP data from Japan, and how it is "likely" a snap election will be called soon.

  • Has Abenomics failed?     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:15 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, chief political analyst at Citi says that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe still has a "couple of options available" to revive the Japanese economy.

  • Luca Silipo, Chief Economist at Natixis, explains why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies won't be the remedy to Japan's economic woes.

  • BOJ stimulus may boost bank earnings: S&P     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    Naoko Nemoto, Managing Director at Standard and Poor's, outlines her expectations for Japanese lenders who are due to hand in interim earnings on Friday.