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  • BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro

    Jesper Koll, managing director & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, explains why the Bank of Japan can hold back further easing as Japan sees a cycle of "good deflation."

  • 2016 CPI forecast holds sway over BOJ decision: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    2016 CPI forecast holds sway over BOJ decision: Pro

    If the inflation forecast for fiscal 2016 is maintained around 2 percent, the Bank of Japan will likely keep rates steady at this stage, says Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac.

  • Is there a way out for the BOJ?   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:14 PM ET
    Is there a way out for the BOJ?

    Ben Collett, head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says the Bank of Japan needs positive expectations that inflation can rise and a weaker yen, which could hit 250 per dollar in the long run.

  • A reality check on BOJ's inflation target   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    A reality check on BOJ's inflation target

    Klaus Baader, head of Research for Asia at Societe Generale, says the Bank of Japan will need to admit that its inflation target has to be reduced at today's meeting, paving the way for more stimulus by the fourth quarter.

  • Amid improvements, BOJ won't ease just yet: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Amid improvements, BOJ won't ease just yet: Pro

    Ed Rogers, CEO of Rogers Investment Advisors, says the Bank of Japan can afford to wait and see amid wage increases and improvements in corporate profits.

  • Japan’s downgrade: Why no one seems to care Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    Japan's already less-than-sterling credit rating took a hit from Fitch's downgrade, but its bonds and currency are set to stay impervious to the blow.

  • Why bad retail data will lift Japan stocks   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Why bad retail data will lift Japan stocks

    Joe Zidle, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, says Tuesday's dismal retail sales will increase pressure on the Bank of Japan to introduce more stimulus, which is good for stocks.

  • Euro rises as Greece revamps debt negotiating team Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    The euro scaled a three-weak peak against the dollar on optimism about Greece's prospects after the government reshuffled its bailout team.

  • This sector is Abe's 'window of opportunity'   Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    This sector is Abe's 'window of opportunity'

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, says the decision to restart Japan's nuclear program is an unpopular but necessary decision for Prime Minister Abe.

  • Asian stocks mostly advanced on Thursday despite data showing China's factory activity at a one-year low.

  • Yen might just crash to 13-year lows on this Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:41 PM ET

    Reports the Bank of Japan is preparing to lower its inflation outlook could push the yen to its lowest level in 13 years, analysts say.

  • If BOJ alters inflation goal, what it means?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    If BOJ alters inflation goal, what it means?

    If reports about the Bank of Japan planning to lower its inflation outlook are true, the yen could fall to 130-140 in the future, says Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds.

  • What higher US interest rates will mean—for China Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 3:03 PM ET
    An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange corporation on April 10, 2015 in Huaibei, Anhui province of China. The Shanghai composite index rised nearly 2% to 4,000 points at its close which reached the highest points in latest 7 years.

    Although Chinese companies may hold a lot of dollar debt, a Fed rate hike is unlikely to derail the Beijing-led economy, experts said.

  • Why China's 7% growth target is 'too high'   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:12 PM ET
    Why China's 7% growth target is 'too high'

    Paul Gruenwald, chief economist, Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings, says China may struggle to reach its 2015 growth target as the problem of oversupply persists.

  • OECD: Japan's QQE is successful   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    OECD: Japan's QQE is successful

    Randall Jones, head of Japan and Korea Desk at OECD, says the Bank of Japan's quantitative and qualitative easing (QQE) program has worked to lift inflation expectations, but stresses the need to speed up reforms.

  • Dollar rises against euro on continued Fed hike bets Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 3:29 PM ET
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    The dollar rose against the euro in a continuation of last week's bets that the Fed will hike interest rates in the coming months.

  • People have photos taken with a replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai.

    Chinese shares touched fresh seven-year highs on Monday, while Japan's Nikkei 225 struggled to find momentum.

  • Roche: BOJ will ease further in H2 2015   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    Roche: BOJ will ease further in H2 2015

    David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy, says the Bank of Japan will have to roll out further easing in the second-half of 2015, but warns of risks from the central bank's ballooning balance sheet.

  • The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks were higher across the board on Wednesday, with Tokyo, Seoul and mainland markets hitting fresh highs.

  • Are Shinzo Abe's economic plans working?   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Are Shinzo Abe's economic plans working?

    Marcel Thieliant, global economist at Capital Economics, thinks the Bank of Japan "will have to step up the pace of easing soon."