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  • BOJ must do further easing in Q4: UBS economist Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    BOJ must do further easing in Q4: UBS economist

    To maintain high inflation expectations, the Bank of Japan needs to unveil additional easing in the fourth quarter, says Daiju Aoki, research of equities division at UBS.

  • Japan exports: Where was the yen impact? Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    Japan exports: Where was the yen impact?

    Peter Boardman, Managing Director of Tradewinds, says the fact that a weaker yen has failed to lifted exports means industrial production could slow down.

  • What is behind the fall in JGBs? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    What is behind the fall in JGBs?

    Hugh Young, Global head of equities and MD at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses the rise in the benchmark JGB yield, which hit its highest level since September 2014 on Thursday.

  • How the Fed screwed up the bond market Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 2:39 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C.

    Recent weeks have marked a heightened level of concern that the real challenges for bonds are closer than any time since the financial crisis.

  • Deciphering Kuroda's remarks on the yen Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Deciphering Kuroda's remarks on the yen

    The Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday it's hard to see the yen's real effective rate falling further. Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, discusses.

  • Here's why Japan will win the currency war Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Here's why Japan will win the currency war

    Nick Verdi, director of FX Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank, expects Japan to deploy further currency weakness to lift consumer prices.

  • Japanese investors give thumbs-up to Abenomics Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    A man walks past a share prices board in Tokyo on June 9, 2015.

    What do investors in Japan actually think? A new survey explains.

  • Japan not out of the woods: CEO Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Japan not out of the woods: CEO

    Robin Bew, CEO of The Economist Intelligence Unit, says markets moves following comments from the Bank of Japan were 'overcooked.'

  • Has the yen bottomed out? Not yet: Citi Sunday, 7 Jun 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Has the yen bottomed out? Not yet: Citi

    Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi, says the dollar-yen could climb up to 127-128 in the short term as foreign investors move back into shorting the Japanese yen.

  • Will dollar-yen move higher from here? Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Will dollar-yen move higher from here?

    Melissa Otto, Japanese equities analyst at TIAA-CREF, examines the factors that may weaken the Japanese yen further and discusses whether currency is the only driver of the Nikkei 225 index.

  • Fidelity: Japan workers need to earn more Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    Japan workers need to earn more

    Japanese workers need to earn more to spend more, says Alexander Treves, head of equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • Dollar could be getting ready to roar Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Strong dollar

    With a potential Fed rate hike as a tailwind, the dollar rally looks set to resume and it could be powerful.

  • Fed rate hike shows strong US recovery: Kuroda Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Fed rate hike shows strong US recovery: Kuroda

    If the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates this year, will it have a negative impact on emerging markets. Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, weighs in.

  • Not seeing asset bubbles, but cautious: Kuroda Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:10 AM ET
    Not seeing asset bubbles, but cautious: Kuroda

    Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, tells CNBC that while the central bank is not aware of any asset bubbles, it will continue to carefully monitor the financial system.

  • Japanese finally spending? Retail sales pick up Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:26 PM ET

    Japan's retail sales rose 5.0 percent in the year to April, bolstering the BOJ's view that consumer spending is picking up in a recovering economy.

  • Are things improving in Japan? Not really: Pro Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Are things improving in Japan? Not really: Pro

    Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, says there is a danger of competitive devaluation between Europe and Japan and adds that Japan needs to roll out more comprehensive reforms.

  • Why Japan stocks are the most favorable in Asia Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:49 PM ET
    Why Japan stocks are the most favorable in Asia

    Riad Younes, co-founder of R Squared Capital Management, says improvements in corporate governance are driving Japan's equity market and discusses the effect of a weak yen.

  • BOJ Kuroda: Inflation target is 'reasonable' Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    BOJ Kuroda: Inflation target is 'reasonable'

    Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, says factors such as a possible "significant wage increase" put the central bank on track to achieve 2 percent inflation.

  • BOJ Kuroda: Why the yen isn't too weak Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    BOJ Kuroda: Why the yen isn't too weak

    Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, says the movements of the Japanese yen are in line with economic fundamentals.

  • The Bank of Japan's decision makers remained concerned their 2 percent inflation goal would be difficult to keep, meeting minutes show.