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Reports the Bank of Japan is preparing to lower its inflation outlook could push the yen to its lowest level in 13 years, analysts say.
If reports about the Bank of Japan planning to lower its inflation outlook are true, the yen could fall to 130-140 in the future, says Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds.
Although Chinese companies may hold a lot of dollar debt, a Fed rate hike is unlikely to derail the Beijing-led economy, experts said.
Paul Gruenwald, chief economist, Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings, says China may struggle to reach its 2015 growth target as the problem of oversupply persists.
Randall Jones, head of Japan and Korea Desk at OECD, says the Bank of Japan's quantitative and qualitative easing (QQE) program has worked to lift inflation expectations, but stresses the need to speed up reforms.
The dollar rose against the euro in a continuation of last week's bets that the Fed will hike interest rates in the coming months.
Chinese shares touched fresh seven-year highs on Monday, while Japan's Nikkei 225 struggled to find momentum.
David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy, says the Bank of Japan will have to roll out further easing in the second-half of 2015, but warns of risks from the central bank's ballooning balance sheet.
Asian stocks were higher across the board on Wednesday, with Tokyo, Seoul and mainland markets hitting fresh highs.
Marcel Thieliant, global economist at Capital Economics, thinks the Bank of Japan "will have to step up the pace of easing soon."
The Economist Intelligence Unit CEO Robin Bew says Japanese reforms have fallen short of changing the country's profit growth and employment story
Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says it is clear that easing isn't having an impact on Japan's economy and outlines the options that the Bank of Japan has.
Eisuke Sakakibara, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, discusses comments from the Bank of Japan that consumer inflation will likely hover around zero percent due to falling oil prices.
Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, outlines his expectations for the Bank of Japan and discusses the upswing in dollar-yen.
Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses the decline in Japan's consumer inflation and explains why the Bank of Japan shouldn't unveil further easing now.
Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, expects the rally in Japanese markets to be fueled by cheap valuations and as green shoots start appearing in the economy.
Some GOP members say the Fed needs to be reined in as it has abandoned caution trying to stimulate the economy, the NYT reports.
Central banks are the key theme in Asia on Tuesday, with equities in the region largely in positive territory.
The Bank of Japan will keep rates steady for the time being, but will likely reveal some "dovish rhetoric" to leave the door open for further easing, says Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting.
Chris Konstantinos, director Of International Portfolio Management, Riverfront Investment Group, says Japanese stocks are in a "not too hot and not too cold" scenario with more "meaningful upside."