The Shanghai Composite clinched a fresh seven-year high on Friday, while markets in Japan edged up to finish at their highest levels in 15 years.» Read More
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the consumption tax hike in Japan will cause a "sharp" drop in growth in the second quarter.
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.
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.
Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says exporters will have a "good time" with the weakening of the yen.
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".
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.
Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.
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.
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.
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.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, discusses Japan's below-view fourth-quarter economic growth data and record current account deficit for January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank, explains why he's still positive on Prime Minister Abe's policies.
Japan offers bigger potential returns due to a supportive central bank, Stephen Parker says.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan, discusses how monetary policy is hurting Japanese shares.