Asian stocks ended mixed early Friday, pressured by a sell-off on Wall Street overnight and as investors reacted to a batch of economic data from Japan and China.» Read More
The Economist Intelligence Unit CEO Robin Bew says Japanese reforms have fallen short of changing the country's profit growth and employment story
Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says it is clear that easing isn't having an impact on Japan's economy and outlines the options that the Bank of Japan has.
Eisuke Sakakibara, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, discusses comments from the Bank of Japan that consumer inflation will likely hover around zero percent due to falling oil prices.
Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, outlines his expectations for the Bank of Japan and discusses the upswing in dollar-yen.
Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses the decline in Japan's consumer inflation and explains why the Bank of Japan shouldn't unveil further easing now.
Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, expects the rally in Japanese markets to be fueled by cheap valuations and as green shoots start appearing in the economy.
Some GOP members say the Fed needs to be reined in as it has abandoned caution trying to stimulate the economy, the NYT reports.
Central banks are the key theme in Asia on Tuesday, with equities in the region largely in positive territory.
The Bank of Japan will keep rates steady for the time being, but will likely reveal some "dovish rhetoric" to leave the door open for further easing, says Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting.
Chris Konstantinos, director Of International Portfolio Management, Riverfront Investment Group, says Japanese stocks are in a "not too hot and not too cold" scenario with more "meaningful upside."
Stacey Gilbert of Susquehanna explains how to use options to profit from the Bank of Japan meeting this week.
Asian markets are likely to focus on a string of central bank action this week as well as key inflation data from China.
Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, says foreign investors are worried about the state of Japan's economy.
While base wages are being raised, Japanese firms are not increasing bonuses as quickly, which dims the outlook of consumption spending, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.
Eric Mustin, vice president of the ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, expects the Japanese yen to strengthen slightly against the U.S. dollar moving forward.
Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, attributes the weak sentiment to the usual practice among Japanese corporates to put out conservative forecasts.
Michael Every, head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank and Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discuss the state of Japan's economy.
David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, explains why Singapore's real estate investment trusts look attractive. He also describes his bullish stance on Japan.
As Japanese manufacturers cut production to clear inventory, factory output for February saw a wider-than-expected fall, says Jesper Koll, managing director & head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan.
Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japan will need a little push from the Bank of Japan when the second sales tax hike, originally intended for this October, is implemented.