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  • 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."

  • Japanese reforms not enough: EIU CEO   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Japanese reforms not enough: EIU CEO

    The Economist Intelligence Unit CEO Robin Bew says Japanese reforms have fallen short of changing the country's profit growth and employment story

  • Is BOJ easing working? This expert says no   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:37 AM ET
    Is BOJ easing working? This expert says no

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says it is clear that easing isn't having an impact on Japan's economy and outlines the options that the Bank of Japan has.

  • Mr Yen: Japan don't need to have 2% inflation   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:37 PM ET
    Mr Yen: Japan don't need to have 2% inflation

    Eisuke Sakakibara, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, discusses comments from the Bank of Japan that consumer inflation will likely hover around zero percent due to falling oil prices.

  • Expect no easing from BOJ: Morgan Stanley   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Expect no easing from BOJ: Morgan Stanley

    Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, outlines his expectations for the Bank of Japan and discusses the upswing in dollar-yen.

  • Japan's inflation stalls: Should you be worried?   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 7:52 PM ET
    Japan's inflation stalls: Should you be worried?

    Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses the decline in Japan's consumer inflation and explains why the Bank of Japan shouldn't unveil further easing now.

  • Japan is 'on the cusp of a nice rally': Pro   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:49 PM ET
    Japan is 'on the cusp of a nice rally': Pro

    Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, expects the rally in Japanese markets to be fueled by cheap valuations and as green shoots start appearing in the economy.

  • Experts see shift in GOP's attack on the Fed Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Scott Garrett, R-N.J.

    Some GOP members say the Fed needs to be reined in as it has abandoned caution trying to stimulate the economy, the NYT reports.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.

    Central banks are the key theme in Asia on Tuesday, with equities in the region largely in positive territory.

  • Expect 'dovish rhetoric' from BOJ this month: Pro

    The Bank of Japan will keep rates steady for the time being, but will likely reveal some "dovish rhetoric" to leave the door open for further easing, says Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting.

  • Japan: A 'Goldilocks' stock market?   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Japan: A 'Goldilocks' stock market?

    Chris Konstantinos, director Of International Portfolio Management, Riverfront Investment Group, says Japanese stocks are in a "not too hot and not too cold" scenario with more "meaningful upside."

  • This trade on Japan can double your money: Trader Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:51 PM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo.

    Stacey Gilbert of Susquehanna explains how to use options to profit from the Bank of Japan meeting this week.

  • Asian central banks back in action this week Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    A man cycles past the Bank of Japan headquarters building and a sign reading "Bank of Japan" in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian markets are likely to focus on a string of central bank action this week as well as key inflation data from China.

  • Are foreign investors losing interest in Japan?   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Are foreign investors losing interest in Japan?

    Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, says foreign investors are worried about the state of Japan's economy.

  • Japan's wage hikes not enough: Analyst   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Japan's wage hikes not enough: Analyst

    While base wages are being raised, Japanese firms are not increasing bonuses as quickly, which dims the outlook of consumption spending, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.

  • Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so

    Eric Mustin, vice president of the ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, expects the Japanese yen to strengthen slightly against the U.S. dollar moving forward.

  • BOJ's Tankan logs softer-than-expected reading   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:53 PM ET
    BOJ's Tankan logs softer-than-expected reading

    Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, attributes the weak sentiment to the usual practice among Japanese corporates to put out conservative forecasts.

  • Analysts debate on Japan's economic health   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:13 AM ET
    Analysts debate on Japan's economic health

    Michael Every, head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank and Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discuss the state of Japan's economy.