Bank of Japan


  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Despite GDP, still concerned about Japan: Expert     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:25 PM ET

    Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the lack of further monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, coupled with April's sales tax hike, will hurt Japanese growth.

  • Why Japan's upbeat GDP is bad news for assets     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:06 PM ET

    Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says Japan's robust first-quarter growth may stall policy momentum and negatively impact asset prices.

  • Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says any energy market disruption resulting from the tensions between Russia and Ukraine would have a "major global impact".