The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.» Read More
The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.
Tokyo is proposing a low tax zone for foreign companies to help accelerate economic growth. The proposal, part of Prime Minister Abe's strategy, would aim for the new zone to bring at least part of the capital's corporate tax rate close to those of Singapore and Hong Kong.
Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, explains that there is still plenty to keep the yen moving and adds that outflows from Japan should continue for the next six months.
Rob Ryan, Director, Market Strategy, APAC at RBS see USD/JPY movements as primarily a U.S. rates story. Uwe Parpart of Reorient Financial Markets joins the conversation.
U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday as most investors moved to the sidelines.
A chief government spokesman commented that the recent improvements in the Japanese economy show Prime Minister Abe's economic policies are starting to take effect in the real economy. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda has more.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is not expected to make significant changes at this week's monetary-policy meeting, although policymakers could use the opportunity to calm fears in the bond market.
Peter Whitley, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says to short AUD/USD and NZD/USD on any rally.
Michael Spencer, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank says Japan's radical quantitative easing program will not be sufficient to sustain growth. He believes structural reform is more important.
Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment, says the weak economic figures and low inflation globally are supportive of further central banks' action.
Japan's wrong-headed policies doom it to injecting more money into the system, spurring inflation, which will dramatically boost the price of gold, said Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff.
Jose Wynne, head of FX research at Barclays, says central banks, particularly the Fed and BoJ, are looking to push investors out of the risk curve by bidding for bonds.
Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN says Japan is in a bull market and he would buy anything out of Japan.
The Bank of Japan is seeking details about which information Bloomberg allowed journalist access to, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Richard Farr, Boenning & Scattergood, about the impact of Japan's cheap money on the European bond market.
CNBC's Rick Santelli comments on Japan's economic stimulus, arguing that it's dangerous for investors because they don't know when it is going to end. (3:21)
Andrew Sullivan, Director, Asian Sales Trading at Kim Eng Securities says a Fed QE exit is a big issue weighing on the minds of those investing in bonds.
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC Global Research discusses what the central bank can do to control the recent moves in JGBs.
Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, says the Bank of Japan's monetary easing policy is so aggressive they are forcing other central banks to cut rates.
Everything seems to have gone wrong for the nuclear industry, which a few years ago was seen as a potential competitor to fossil fuels and was gearing up for a renaissance.