Bank of Japan


  • ECB vs BOJ: Which central bank will ease first?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:20 PM ET

    Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director of Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, explains why the Bank of Japan will introduce stimulus before the European Central Bank.

  • Japan data to turn up heat on BOJ debate Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:21 PM ET

    A deluge of Japanese economic data on Friday is set to influence expectations on whether the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will top up its stimulus program.

  • Japan still has more growth potential: Pro     Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management, highlights the key points from Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda's speech at the Jackson Hole Symposium.

  • Forget Japan's shrinking growth: Property looks hot Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Despite weak data spurring doubts over whether Japan's economy is really recovering, property investors remain keen on the market.

  • The key to supercharging the dollar rally Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    The dollar is strong and things could heat up even further for foreign exchange as global central bankers convene in Jackson Hole.

  • Do markets need to rejig rate expectations? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    After a slew of bad data across the globe, the market may need to rejig its expectations for the end of easy monetary policy, some analysts said.

  • Thomas Byrne, senior vice president of sovereign risk group at Moody's Investors Service Singapore, says Japan's recovery remains fragile and discusses what actions the authorities are likely to take.

  • Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the country's GDP drop in the second quarter is not only due to the consumption tax hike, but other factors are a worry in the economy.

  • Why the dollar-yen uptrend isn't sustainable     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:24 AM ET

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says low yields in the U.S. Treasurys and a lack of action from the Bank of Japan will drive the dollar-yen pair lower.

  • Japan: Brace yourself for bleak GDP     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, says that Japan's second quarter GDP will likely be hit by its new consumption tax.

  • Brace for Japan GDP, it’s going to be ugly Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:54 PM ET

    Japan's economy is expected to have lost all ground owing to the April consumption tax hike, which looks to have thrown its recovery off its tracks.

  • Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets Europe, says the Bank of Japan's focus on consumer spending is positive and the country should return to growth in the third quarter.

  • After weak Q2, what can the BOJ do?     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    Yoshito Sakakibara, Executive Director, Investment Research of JP Morgan Asset Management, outlines measures that the central bank can take following a weaker-than-expected quarter.

  • BOJ will likely keep policy unchanged: BofA     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    Shusuke Yamada, Chief Japan FX Strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, outlines his expectations for the Bank of Japan, which will commence a 2-day policy meeting on Thursday.

  • Easing remains on top of BOJ's list: Pro     Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 8:23 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia at JP Morgan Funds, explains why the Bank of Japan will need to continue its monetary easing policy for the next few years.

  • Dollar-yen could hit 103 this week: Pro     Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, says the Bank of Japan's policy decision this week may trigger yen weakness.

  • The week ahead in Asia     Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the key market-moving events in Asia this week.

  • Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, says Japan's central bank must ease more if the country wants to avoid a 1994 type recession.

  • Is BOJ stimulus back on the table?     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:07 PM ET

    Hayden Briscoe, Director of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, explains why he believes the Bank of Japan to unleash further support measures .

  • Why BOJ's inflation target is still intact     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says Japan's consumer price index for June remains "decent" after stripping out the volatility in food and energy prices.