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  • Japan corporate tax cut will help investment: Pro Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 4:25 AM ET
    Japan corporate tax cut will help investment: Pro

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the Bank of Japan's pledge to cut the corporate tax rate will give the country much-needed business investment.

  • Mr Yen: Kuroda may reserve stimulus for year end Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 11:31 PM ET
    Mr Yen: BOJ's Kuroda has been very successful

    Eisuke Sakakibara, Former Vice Finance Minister of Japan from 1997 to 1999, says the central bank chief may ease at the end of this year or next year.

  • BOJ to hold fire until 2015: HSBC Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:50 PM ET
    BOJ may hold fire on easing till Q2 2015: HSBC

    Dominic Bunning, FX Strategist at HSBC, says the Bank of Japan may only introduce new monetary stimulus in the second quarter of 2015.

  • Is Japan Inc ready to spend its cache of cash? Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:43 PM ET

    Japan stocks have disappointed this year, but some funds are betting companies will finally put their piles of cash to work for shareholders.

  • Why dollar-yen won't breach 105: Barclays Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 10:45 PM ET
    Why dollar-yen won't go higher than 105: Barclays

    Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays, expects dollar-yen to peak at 105 amid high inflation in Japan and expectations that the central bank won't be easing soon.

  • BoJ won't act before October: Pro Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    BoJ won't act before October: Pro

    Masayuki Kichikawa, chief Japan economist at Bank of America Merill Lynch, says that Japan's revised GDP data shows that the Bank of Japan is less likely to act in the coming months.

  • When will the BOJ unveil fresh stimulus? Sunday, 8 Jun 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    Next BOJ easing likely to be year-end: RBA

    Junko Nishioka, Chief Economist for Japan at RBS, sees limited chances of additional easing by the central bank in the near future.

  • Betting on social change in Japan Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:16 PM ET
    Seven & I Holdings Co. new employees take notes during an initiation ceremony in Tokyo.

    With Japan facing an aging population and a looming labor shortage, more investors see opportunities in efforts to lure women into the workforce.

  • Here's the upside to weak Japan data Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:14 PM ET
    Did Japan's tax hike come at a wrong time?

    Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon, expects the Bank of Japan to take more action if the economy is doing worse than expected.

  • These are two key factors for dollar-yen Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:48 PM ET
    2 key factors for dollar-yen: Nordea

    Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says stimulus from the Bank of Japan and U.S. yields will determine the movements of the currency pair.

  • June will be a 'lacklustre month' for stocks: OCBC Monday, 26 May 2014 | 7:18 PM ET
    June will be a 'lacklustre month' for stocks: OCBC

    Vasu Menon, VP, Group Wealth Management, OCBC Bank, outlines why market volumes will remain low throughout the next month.

  • That didn't take long: Japan eyes stimulus exit Monday, 26 May 2014 | 6:01 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

    The Bank of Japan has begun shifting its focus from supporting growth to ways of phasing out its massive stimulus.

  • Is the dollar to blame for Nikkei’s fall? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Despite Japan's tax hike and failure to push through reforms, some analysts believe the U.S. dollar is the real culprit for the Nikkei's fall.

  • BoJ should wait until after summer: Pro Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET
    BoJ should wait until after summer: Pro

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokoy-Mitsubishi UFJ, says the Bank of Japan is doing the right thing by holding steady as data is still very volatile.

  • Bank of Japan to ease in October: Nomura Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:45 PM ET
    Bank of Japan to ease in October: Nomura

    After the central bank left policy steady on Wednesday, Tomo Kinoshita, Chief Economist for Japan at Nomura, explains why he expects fresh easing later this year.

  • Why BOJ needs to do more to stimulate economy Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 7:51 PM ET
    Why BOJ needs to do more to stimulate economy

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says Japan's larger-than-expected April trade deficit came as no surprise and calls on the central bank to further weaken the yen.

  • Santelli Exchange: Consequences of intervention Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Consequences of intervention

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and James Bianco, Bianco Research president, discuss the unintended consequences of the central banks' market involvement on interest rates, and the problems they have created.

  • Aussie hammered by iron ore drop Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    The Australian dollar fell more than half a percent, on a slide in prices of iron ore, one of the country's biggest exports.

  • Are Japan stocks set to slide further? Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    Japan's stocks have faced a tough month, continuing to shed last year's gains as analysts grow disillusioned over the pace of promised reforms.

  • Japan's second quarter GDP could be negative: Pro Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    Japan's second quarter GDP could be negative: Pro

    John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japan showed strong first quarter growth, but GDP in the following quarter could be negative.