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The markets are suffering from unexpected geopolitical anxiety, said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services.
Anantha Nageswaran, CEO of Vansight, discusses the Federal Reserve's taper talk that has been dogging markets.
Guy Stear, Head of Research, Asia, Société Générale, previews the week's central bank meetings in Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC tells CNBC that the consumption tax will dampen economic activity in Japan.
Tohru Sasaki, FX strategist at JP Morgan thinks Japanese government bond yields will decline gradually in coming weeks.
Ten-year yields are resuming their rise. That is likely to remain a problem today — especially if housing stocks come under more pressure.
Harmen Overdijk, Head of Portfolio Management for Asia at EFG International, says Tokyo markets could soar as high as 21,000.
Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy at BNP Paribas highlights the key obstacles standing in the way of implementing reforms in Japan.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC thinks Shinzo Abe is in a good position to push forward reforms but explains that the biggest hurdle he will have is reining in his own party.
Taro Kono, Member of Japan's House of Representatives discusses what economic reforms could pass after Shinzo Abe's landslide victory in Sunday's upper-house elections.
Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management, breaks down Bernanke's testimony and what it means for investors in Asia.
Ben Collett , Head, Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers is pessimistic about Japanese markets and recommends shorting Japan autos. Roger Nightingale, Economist at RDN Associates joins in the conversation.
Oki Matsumoto, Managing Director and Chairman of online securities brokerage, Monex Group says that Japanese retail investors are positive on the market and are looking for more investment.
It was a unanimous vote to keep aggressive monetary easing strategies unchanged at the Bank of Japan today, unlike its US counterpart which is seeking to unwind its massive monetary easing. The Nikkei's Yukako Ono reports.
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, highlights that slowdowns in both the U.S. and China pose some downside risks to the sustainability of the Japanese recovery.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan explains how the central bank's decision to stay put is positive for the economy.
Nathan Slack, Head of Southeast Asia at JPMorgan Private Bank discusses what investments would navigate through Japan's markets best.
Consumer confidence fell to 44.3 in Japan last month as the stock market roller coaster ride rattled households. The Nikkei's Nozomu Kitadai has more.
Recent calm in the Japanese equity and bond markets means the Bank of Japan is unlikely to make significant changes at its two-day meeting starting Wednesday, analysts say.
Mikhail Zverev, Head of Global Equities at Standard Life Investments is optimistic on Japan's policy impact and voices the need for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to begin structural reforms.