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  • Japan to see 'sharp' drop in growth with sales tax hike: Pro

    Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the consumption tax hike in Japan will cause a "sharp" drop in growth in the second quarter.

  • Japan Feb data signals strength: Expert   Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    Japan February CPI is a 'strong number' : Pro

    Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discusses the state of Japan's economy before the consumption sales tax hike kicks in next week.

  • Dollar-yen at 108? Wells Fargo says it's possible   Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    Central banks in focus for dollar-yen: Pro

    Possible changes in policies by the Fed and the Bank of Japan could lead dollar-yen to hit 108 over the next 12 months, says Eric Viloria, Currency Strategist at Wells Fargo Securities.

  • Japan exporters will benefit from weak yen: Pro   Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Japan exporters will benefit from weak yen: Pro

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says exporters will have a "good time" with the weakening of the yen.

  • Japan 'well-prepared' for sales tax hike: Pro   Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    Japan 'well-prepared' for sales tax hike: Pro

    Motoshige Itoh of the University of Tokyo says the reaction to the sales tax hike in Japan will be "modest" as the country is "well-prepared".

  • When will the Bank of Japan take action?   Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 11:33 PM ET
    When will the BOJ take action?

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at SG-Ji, says the BOJ is likely to provide fresh monetary stimulus after the consumption tax hike in April.

  • Japan earthquake: 3 years on   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:20 AM ET
    Japan earthquake: 3 years on

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.

  • The dilemma of a weak yen   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 1:07 AM ET
    The dilemma of a weak yen

    Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains the delicate balance which the Bank of Japan needs to strike for its currency to continue boosting exports while countering a record current account deficit.

  • BOJ stands pat on monetary policy   Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 11:03 PM ET
    BOJ stands pat on monetary policy

    John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group at Nikko Asset Management, discusses the Bank of Japan's decision to keep its monetary stimulus in place on Tuesday.

  • Expect BOJ's monetary stimulus by June: Tempus   Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    Expect BOJ's monetary stimulus by June: Tempus

    The Bank of Japan concludes a two-day policy meeting later on Tuesday and no action is expected, says John Doyle, Director of Markets at Tempus. He expects the central bank to ramp up monetary stimulus in June.

  • Japan's Q4 GDP was a miss: HSBC   Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 7:50 PM ET
    Japan's Q4 GDP was a miss: HSBC

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, discusses Japan's below-view fourth-quarter economic growth data and record current account deficit for January.

  • Japan not opening way for more aggressive easing: Pro

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says the market is over-expectant about the possibility that the Bank of Japan will introduce more aggressive easing.

  • Japan's GDP miss: It's not that bad   Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    Japan's GDP miss: It's not that bad

    Fred Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says Japan's numbers aren't as bad as people made them out to be and do not "rhyme" with the reality of the country's economy.

  • When will the BOJ start easing?   Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:06 AM ET
    When will the BOJ start easing?

    Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why he thinks the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is likely to start easing in the second quarter.

  • Still bullish on Japan: Morgan Stanley   Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 9:50 PM ET
    Still bullish on Japan: Morgan Stanley

    Glen Wood, Head of Sales, Global at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, explains why he's still positive on Japan, despite Monday's weak GDP data.

  • When will the BOJ take action?   Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 9:20 PM ET
    When will the BOJ take action?

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is likely to ease interest rates only in the months ahead.

  • Downward trend for dollar-yen: Maybank   Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 12:32 AM ET
    Downward trend for dollar-yen: Maybank

    Saktiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says dollar-yen could retreat further as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is not likely to make any move before April's sales-tax hike.

  • Abenomics is still alive: LGT Bank   Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 9:05 PM ET
    Abenomics is still alive: LGT Bank

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank, explains why he's still positive on Prime Minister Abe's policies.

  • Japanese equities poised to pop: Pro Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    Correction is over: Pro

    Japan offers bigger potential returns due to a supportive central bank, Stephen Parker says.

  • Nikkei selloff caused by first arrow: JPMorgan   Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 8:45 PM ET
    Nikkei selloff caused by first arrow: JPMorgan

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan, discusses how monetary policy is hurting Japanese shares.