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  • Weak data won't impact Nikkei: Expert   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Weak data won't impact Nikkei: Expert

    Joe Zidle, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors maintains a bullish stance on the Nikkei despite recent weak data since it's a "policy-driven" market.

  • Has Japan survived the post-tax hike slump?   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    Has Japan survived the post-tax hike slump?

    After hitting the bottom last August, Japan's economy is en route to recovery from the tax-induced economic slump, says Hideo Hayakawa, former executive director of the Bank of Japan.

  • Why more BOJ easing is not a done deal Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:50 PM ET

    Japan continues to flirt with deflation, raising expectations for more stimulus measures, but the central bank’s hands may be tied, analysts say.

  • Is Japan's economy on track? This expert thinks so   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    Is Japan's economy on track? This expert thinks so

    Motoshige Itoh, member of Japan's Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, says areas like corporate profitability are improving and explains why the Bank of Japan is likely to adopt a "wait and see" approach for now.

  • Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:22 AM ET
    Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's "soft approach" has thus far yielded little results on wage increases.

  • Sen. Grassley: Time to stand up to China on currency Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

    Democrats and Republicans have exercised too much caution in dealing with the issue of Chinese currency manipulation, Sen. Chuck Grassley told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Will Japan get the wage hikes that it needs?   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:15 PM ET
    Will Japan get the wage hikes that it needs?

    David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy, says Japan will see a 0.8-0.9 percent rise in wages this year.

  • Here's the 'encouraging news' for Japan inflation   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Here's the encouraging news for Japan inflation

    Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says Japan is seeing "encouraging news" in terms of wage growth, which is the key to accelerate inflation.

  • Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, with markets in Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul ending the session at new highs.

  • Japan needs a weaker yen, but why did BOJ hold fire?

    More yen weakness may be necessary to prop up Japan's economy, but with politicians against the idea, the Bank of Japan decided to hold fire on Tuesday, says Philip McNicholas, ASEAN economist at BNP Paribas.

  • Why the BOJ kept policy unchanged   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:30 PM ET
    Why the BOJ kept policy unchanged

    Japan's economy is picking up and even though inflation is falling, it's not enough to spur the Bank of Japan into action, says Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC.

  • BOJ decision is good news for Asia: Pro   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET
    BOJ decision is good news for Asia: Pro

    David Riedel, President & Founder of Riedel Research Group, explains why the Bank of Japan's decision to hold fire was the right thing to do.

  • BOJ decision is good news for Asia: Pro   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET
    BOJ decision is good news for Asia: Pro

    David Riedel, President & Founder of Riedel Research Group, explains why the Bank of Japan's decision to hold fire was the right thing to do.

  • The 3 C's that are playing out in US, Japan   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    The 3 C's that are playing out in US, Japan

    Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, says the U.S. and Japan are seeing a trend called the 3 "C's", namely improved credit and consumer confidence, as well as lower crude oil prices.

  • Shanghai shares hit 5-year highs on stimulus hopes Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    Chinese shares led gains in Asia on Monday, touching a five-year high on rising stimulus bets.

  • Why the BOJ can afford to stay put   Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 11:30 PM ET
    Why the BOJ can afford to stay put

    Jesper Koll, MD & head of Japan equity research at JP Morgan, says fundamentals in Japan are "finally coming together" hence the Bank of Japan will likely stay put at its policy meeting this week.

  • Asia hinges on central bank actions this week Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 6:39 PM ET
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    In the week ahead, markets may face more volatility with a string of central bank actions on tap.

  • This week's agenda in Asia   Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    This week's agenda in Asia

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the main risk events in Asia this week.

  • Why Japan Q4 GDP isn't that bad   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 1:44 AM ET
    Why Japan Q4 GDP isn't that bad

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says components like consumer spending were stronger in the final quarter of 2014.

  • Here's why Japan Q4 GDP is 'underwhelming'   Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 8:04 PM ET
    Here's why Japan Q4 GDP is 'underwhelming'

    Paul Krake, founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says both the Bank of Japan and the Abe administration have "lost control over policy tools" to lift inflationary expectations.