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Bank of Japan


  • Mr. Yen: '2015 will be Japan's recovery period'   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Mr. Yen: '2015 will be Japan's recovery period'

    Eisuke Sakakibara, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, says the Bank of Japan does not see the need to stimulate the economy further. He later explains why he agrees with the BOJ's upbeat economic view.

  • BOJ stands pat on policy, upgrades economic view   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:15 PM ET
    BOJ stands pat on policy, upgrades economic view

    Ben Collett, head of Japan and Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, discusses the Bank of Japan's policy decision on Friday and explains what that means for investors.

  • Will June 5 be D-Day for Greece?   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Will June 5 be D-Day for Greece?

    Derek Halpenny, European head of Global Markets Research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, says June 5 could be D-Day for Greece if it fails to make a payment to the International Monetary Fund.

  • For Japan, is Q1 GDP a new dawn or false start?   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:07 PM ET
    For Japan, is Q1 GDP a new dawn or false start?

    Martin Schulz, international equity investment director at PNC, says the upbeat growth report signals the "beginning of a better recovery in Japan" and the central bank will likely stand pat on policy in the near term.

  • Is the BOJ cornered? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:38 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan may be intent on keeping its easy monetary policy, but it could run out of bonds to buy, and be forced into tapering next year.

  • Investors observe stock market at a stock exchange corporation on April 7, 2015 in Huaibei, Anhui province of China.

    China's equity markets stood out amid mixed trading in the region on Thursday, as investors bet on further economic stimulus from Beijing.

  • Why one strong quarter won't save Japan's year Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:54 AM ET
    Food stalls near the Sensoji temple in Tokyo, Japan

    Japan's economic growth beat forecasts in the first quarter, but it's getting a yawn or even outlook cuts from analysts looking at the rest of the year.

  • After upbeat Q1 GDP, what will BOJ do?   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    After upbeat Q1 GDP, what will BOJ do?

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the Bank of Japan will likely keep its monetary policy unchanged following the upbeat first-quarter growth figures.

  • Watch out for a wave of equity issuance in China   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:43 PM ET
    Bad is good for China markets

    A wave of equity issuance may cap the market's upside moving forward, but it could also play to the benefit of bond holders, says Michael Kelly, managing director, global head of Asset Allocation at Pinebridge Investments.

  • Japan GDP boosted by inventories   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Japan GDP boosted by inventories

    Takuji Okubo, principal and chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains why he's not worried about Japan's economic outlook over the next two years.

  • Japan's economy grows faster than expected Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Japan's economy staged an encouraging comeback in the first quarter, expanding at its fastest pace in a year.

  • Japan consumption will accelerate: CLSA   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Japan consumption will accelerate: CLSA

    Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, discusses the 0.4 percent rise in private consumption as shown in Japan's first-quarter gross domestic product on Wednesday.

  • JP Morgan is optimistic on Japanese stocks   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:24 PM ET
    JP Morgan is optimistic on Japanese stocks

    Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds, outlines the factors that will likely take Japanese equities higher.

  • Why Japan is in deep trouble   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:09 AM ET
    Why Japan is in deep trouble

    While income levels in Japan are improving, the government is taking away consumers' spare cash via the sales tax hike, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research.

  • A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Asian stocks ended mixed early Friday, pressured by a sell-off on Wall Street overnight and as investors reacted to a batch of economic data from Japan and China.

  • Dollar index posts worst month in 4 years Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    The greenback reversed earlier losses to trade higher against a basket of currencies on Thursday.

  • Asian stocks plummeted on Thursday amid a mixed bag of corporate earnings and renewed concerns over the state of the U.S. economy.

  • The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept policy steady in an 8-1 vote Thursday, but cut its forecasts for economic growth and inflation in its outlook statement.

  • BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro

    Jesper Koll, managing director & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, explains why the Bank of Japan can hold back further easing as Japan sees a cycle of "good deflation."

  • 2016 CPI forecast holds sway over BOJ decision: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    2016 CPI forecast holds sway over BOJ decision: Pro

    If the inflation forecast for fiscal 2016 is maintained around 2 percent, the Bank of Japan will likely keep rates steady at this stage, says Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac.