Bank of Japan


  • Japan exports roar ahead in January, trouncing forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    A worker walks through the assembly area at the East Japan Railway's Shinkansen General Rolling Stock Center in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

    Japan's January exports rose 17.0 percent on-year, beating expectations, suggesting a weaker yen may be boosting demand for the country's products.

  • BoJ to announce more stimulus soon: Pro  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 1:15 AM ET

    Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics, says the Bank of Japan "has more work to do" in weakening the yen, and could introduce further stimulus soon.

  • Traders work on the trading floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which is seen with Chinese New Year decorations.

    Asian markets enjoyed a higher open on Wednesday, with Tokyo shares at a fresh 8-year high, following a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.

  • Will more BOJ easing be counterproductive?  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, explains why he doesn't expect any additional easing anytime soon.

  • Is Japan Post overpaying for Toll? Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET
    Customer Katsumi Amano withdraws money from his bank account at a Japan Post Co. branch in Hachioji, Japan, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    Japan Post is shelling out a nearly 50 percent premium to buy Australian freight player Toll, spurring concerns the Japanese behemoth may be overpaying.

  • No need for BoJ action: Economist  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 10:32 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Principal, Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains the central bank is in no hurry to unveil fresh stimulus.

  • Analysts still see more BOJ stimulus coming Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 9:53 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan kept its massive monetary stimulus program in place, as widely expected, but calls for the central bank to do more are growing.

  • To gauge the economy, don't look at bonds: Pro  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:15 PM ET

    Kumar Palghat, director at Kapstream Capital, says bonds are no longer an indication of economic growth, especially in Japan where bond markets are manipulated by the Bank of Japan.

  • BOJ will achieve 2% inflation: LDP lawmaker  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:16 PM ET

    Kozo Yamamoto, lawmaker with the Liberal Democratic Party, expects the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to attain its 2 percent inflation target next year.

  • How monetary policies will move China stocks  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:08 PM ET

    Talib Sheikh, portfolio manager in Global Investment Management Solutions, JP Morgan Asset Management, discusses the outlook for Chinese equities. He adds that he prefers going long Japanese shares.

  • BOJ will ease - the question is when  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan will announce additional easing measures but the timing remains uncertain, says Daisuke Nomoto, senior portfolio manager at Columbia Management Investment Advisers.

  • Asian stocks mixed on Greece fears, earnings Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    A woman waves a Greek national flag during an anti-austerity, pro-government demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens on the eve of a crucial euro zone finance minister's meeting to discuss the country's future, February 11, 2015.

    Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.

  • Key risk events for the euro this week  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:17 AM ET

    Saktiandi Supaat, head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says the euro could hit 1.13 to the dollar depending on the ECB meeting minutes due on Thursday and the outcome of Greece's debt negotiations on Friday.

  • Greek deal likely to materialize this week: BofA  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 9:47 PM ET

    Adarsh Sinha, co-head of Asia Rates and Currencies Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, explains why Greece and its international creditors will reach an agreement this Friday.

  • Fresh stimulus from BOJ soon? Not yet: Pro  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 7:34 PM ET

    Masazumi Wakatabe, professor at the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, says the Bank of Japan will be monitoring the effects of its last stimulus package in Tuesday's policy meeting.

  • Bank of Japan in hot seat to produce inflation Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:55 PM ET

    Now that Japan's economy is officially out of recession, the Bank of Japan's focus will shift back to inflation, analysts say.

  • Japan isn't out of the woods yet: Expert  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    While Japan Inc looks attractive, the country's economy remains a problem that needs to be solved by Prime Minister Abe, says Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.

  • Mr Yen: 'Yen won't exceed 120 again'  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Finance Minister of Japan from 1997-1999, says the Japanese yen is coming within the range of 115-120 against the U.S. dollar as the country sees a sustained recovery.

  • Goldman expects Japan's ROE to hit record high  Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 10:41 PM ET

    Kathy Matsui, managing director and chief Japan strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, expects corporate governance reforms to drive Japan's return on equity (ROE) to record highs in the next 2-3 years.

  • Japan Q4 GDP was a mixed bag: Strategist  Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 8:06 PM ET

    While a recovery in residential investment is still absent, the nominal gross domestic product looks good in the fourth quarter, says Simon Cox, MD & investment strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.