Bank of Japan


  • What if Abe’s election gamble doesn't pay off? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET
    Supporters of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) at a rally as Prime Minister and ruling LDP leader Shinzo Abe delivers a campaign speech at Omiya, suburban Tokyo on December 9, 2014

    Japan Prime Minister Abe's election gamble is expected to end in a respectable, if not landslide, victory, but some are concerned the bid may fail.

  • Japan threatened with credit rating downgrade Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    Japan’s “A-plus” credit rating is under threat, after Fitch Ratings placed the country’s debt on negative watch on Tuesday.

  • Japan to recover strongly in 2015: JP Morgan  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JP Morgan, says the Bank of Japan's bazooka and Abe's tax hike delay will boost the economy going forward.

  • Slowdown in China is inevitable: OCBC  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:08 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President of Wealth Management at OCBC, says the Chinese government may lower its growth forecast to 7 percent next year.

  • BOJ has no choice except to weaken yen: UBS  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says the Bank of Japan has to weaken the yen so it can compete with European exports.

  • Nikkei tops 18,000 on easing expectations  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, says markets are rallying on expectations of more action from the Bank of Japan following recent weak data.

  • When will Japan private consumption recover?  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, explains why she's concerned about private consumption following Japan's revised third-quarter growth data.

  • Why Japan needs more than a weak yen  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    Bart Van Ark, Chief Economist at The Conference Board, says Shinzo Abe's "third arrow" will help the economy accelerate more than a weaker currency.

  • Bill Gross: You can't cure debt with more debt Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Central banks are creating a "point of low return" for investors, Gross told clients.

  • Japan, China & India: Top winners of cheap oil  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:11 PM ET

    Stephen Davies, CEO at Javelin Wealth Management, explains why these three countries will be the biggest beneficiaries of lower oil prices.

  • Why are energy stocks up on weak oil prices?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Doug Gordon, Senior Investment Strategist at Russell Investments, explains why investors brushed off lower oil prices in Tuesday's U.S trading session.

  • Downgrade is 'embarrassing' for Abe: MBMG  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG Group, doesn't expect the Japanese government to react to Moody's credit rating downgrade.

  • Dollar-yen at 126 next year: Scotiabank  Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    Sacha Tihanyi, Director and Senior Currency Strategist at Scotiabank, outlines factors underpinning his bearish calls on the yen.

  • How cheaper oil can help Japan  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, says lower prices can help Japan reduce its trade deficit in the energy and produce sectors.

  • Goldman Sachs: We're still bullish on Japan  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:23 PM ET

    Timothy Moe, MD for Asia-Pacific Investment Research at Goldman Sachs, says Japan is struggling with a weak macro-picture but explains why the firm remains bullish on markets.

  • S&P's key risks for Asia next year  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at S&P's Ratings Services, discusses whether the recent decline in oil prices is structural and explains Asia's main challenges next year.

  • Fidelity: Taking a 'wait and see' approach for Japan  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Alex Treves, Head of Equities for Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, advises investors to be patient with Japanese data seeing as the impact of the recent quantitative easing has yet to be seen.

  • Encouraged by Japan data: Fidelity  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    Alex Treves, Head of Equities for Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains his optimism despite Japanese October consumer inflation slowing to its lowest level in a year.

  • 'The stage is set' for higher equities in Japan  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    Central bank policies are a hot topic globally. Hans Goetti, head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg talks about the current state of China and Japan's economies.

  • Pessimistic about Europe, Japan: Calamander  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Roman Scott, Chairman at Calamander Group, explains why the European and Japanese economy can't move forward based on monetary stimulus alone.