Bank of Japan


  • 'Nothing new in BOJ decision': JPMorgan  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:38 PM ET

    Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses the central bank's policy decision on Wednesday and explains why the outlook for Japan is looking up this year.

  • Why global central banks are taking different paths  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    Allen Sinai, Chief Global Economist at Decision Economics, discusses the divergence in central bank policies this year.

  • Get long gold in yen?  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Tres Knippa, Kenai Capital Management, explains why it's the perfect macro-economic landscape to be long gold, short yen, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Giles Keating, Global Head of Research, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, says markets need to stop worrying about low inflation, which is driven by cheaper oil prices that will benefit the global economy.

  • No reason for BOJ to ease further: Pro  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 7:32 PM ET

    With the Bank of Japan buying a substantial amount of JGBs, along with cheaper oil and a weak yen, there is no reason for additional easing, says Takuji Okubo, Principal and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • Japan Inc says goodbye to going bust in 2014 Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:10 PM ET

    For the first time in 24 years, no company listed on Japan's stock markets went bankrupt, a sign Abenomics is working for companies in capital markets.

  • Why Japan will see good growth in 2016  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:30 AM ET

    Colin Asher, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, says reforms under Abenomics in Japan are happening and the country will see the benefits in 2016.

  • Will record budget rejuvenate Japan?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discusses the effectiveness of a record budget in Japan.

  • Japan tax hike impact to end come spring: Pro  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds, expects a 3-4 percent rise in wages from April onwards, which will subsequently lead to improvements in Japan's consumption spending.

  • Nikkei tipped to top 20,000 in 2015 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walks past a share prices board showing the numbers for the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index is set to climb further next year, despite already rising more than 70 percent over the past two years, analysts say.

  • Gartman: If you buy one thing in 2015, buy this Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 5:25 PM ET
    Dennis Gartman

    Dennis Gartman has his eye on one commodity that met a particularly cruel fate in 2014: Gold

  • Japan ruling coalition pledges corporate tax cuts Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:41 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Japan's ruling coalition has approved a tax reform plan that will cut the corporate tax rate from April, pledging further reductions in coming years.

  • Japan's regional banks face stress test Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    Japan's financial regulator has begun testing regional banks to determine how much their earnings would suffer if long-term interest rates remain low.

  • Japanese firms to spurn PM's call for higher wages Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Major Japanese firms plan to return their excess cash to shareholders, spurning Abe's call for employers to lift salaries.

  • Japan approves $29 billion stimulus plan, impact in doubt Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 10:13 PM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Japan approved $29 billion of stimulus spending to help lagging regions and households, but analysts are skeptical of how much of a growth boost it will offer.

  • Save no more? Are Japanese turning spendthrift? Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:39 AM ET

    The Japanese spent more than they saved in the 12 months ended March 2014, the first time that's happened since the data set began in 1955.

  • Japan data shows Abenomics still struggling Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output posted a surprise drop in November, while inflation slowed, offering fresh signs efforts to kickstart the economy face headwinds.

  • BOJ policymakers call for fiscal credibility: minutes Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:35 PM ET
    A security guard stands outside the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    BOJ board members made a rare call on the government to restore Japan's tattered finances a month after expanding monetary stimulus, November meeting minutes show.

  • Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Japan Prime Minister Abe is set to launch a new government with a defense minister whose support for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability may rile China.

  • BOJ meeting was a 'non-event': UOB  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, says the BOJ was unlikely to do more after massive stimulus in October. He later discusses possible actions that the central bank could take next year.