Bank of Japan


  • BoJ a 'New Player in the Easing Game'     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, tells CNBC that the Bank of Japan's new policy of strenuous easing could push dollar/yen past 100 if the US "gets with the program".

  • Market Shrugs Off Disappointing Economic Data     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    Shawn Matthews, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, provides his global perspective on the markets, amid geopolitical tensions and ahead of Friday's jobs report.

  • Power of the Rising Sun on Global Currencies     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets chief market strategist; and Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, discuss Japan's new bond-buying policy and its impact on global currency markets.

  • James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, tells CNBC that the Bank of Japan's decision to "take all steps necessary" to kick-start the economy is their "whatever it takes moment."

  • The Bank of Japan is rolling out sweeping changes to its monetary policy, reports CNBC's Kaori Enjoji.

  • Do Words Speak Louder Than Actions?     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Yoshito Sakakibara, executive director at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells CNBC that the BoJ's unanimous commitment to asset purchasing should be enough to boost market confidence in Japan.

  • 'Start Loving Your Central Bank': Expert     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors says that while global economic growth remains weak, central bank action is cheering markets.

  • Bank of Japan Went Beyond Expectations: Expert     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, tells CNBC that the Bank of Japan went beyond market expectations with its aggressive easing.

  • Yen Won't Hit 100 Against Dollar: Economist     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First Foreign Exchange, tells CNBC that despite the Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary policy easing, the yen won't weaken to 100 against the dollar, unless the bond buying is expanded to foreign debt.

  • Bank of Japan Unveils Aggressive Monetary Policy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:51 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan on Thursday unveiled an aggressive monetary policy to end years of deflation in the world's third largest economy, pledging to double its government bond holdings in two years.

  • BoJ's Aggressive Moves     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says the Bank of Japan is pulling out all the stops to achieve the 2% inflation target. He shares his analysis on the BoJ's latest policy announcements.

  • Little Choice but Big Easing for BoJ: Expert     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:30 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, tells CNBC that the BoJ had to pull out all the stops after building up expectations for Thursday's decision so much over the past few weeks.

  • BoJ's Risky Asset Purchases Essential: Expert     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Craig Chan, head of FX strategy, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, tells CNBC that the BoJ's policy of risky asset purchases is essential to prevent a significant fall in dollar/yen.

  • Skepticism Rife Over Japanese Reform     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, tells CNBC that many Japanese business leaders remain skeptical over prime minister Abe's motives for reform.

  • Will Kuroda Deliver?     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia says that the BOJ will disappoint. He explains why.

  • Japan's 2% Inflation Target Achievable?     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities, and Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG, argue whether there is value in Japan equities.

  • Yen & The BoJ: The Road Ahead     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi remains cautious on the yen while weighing the impact of BoJ easing and other global central bank strategies on major currencies across the board.

  • Why Is the Yen Strengthening Ahead of BOJ?     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, explains why the Japanese currency has been rising in recent sessions ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy review.

  • What Could Send Gold Into a 'Major Tailspin' Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Pro trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key levels for the precious metal.

  • Why the BoJ Pessimism?     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, and Kathleen Brooks, research director UK EMEA at Forex.com, discuss on CNBC why there is so much pessimism in the build up to Thursday's Bank of Japan meeting.

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