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  • Japan's economy grows faster than expected Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Japan's economy staged an encouraging comeback in the first quarter, expanding at its fastest pace in a year.

  • Japan consumption will accelerate: CLSA   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Japan consumption will accelerate: CLSA

    Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, discusses the 0.4 percent rise in private consumption as shown in Japan's first-quarter gross domestic product on Wednesday.

  • JP Morgan is optimistic on Japanese stocks   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:24 PM ET
    JP Morgan is optimistic on Japanese stocks

    Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds, outlines the factors that will likely take Japanese equities higher.

  • Why Japan is in deep trouble   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:09 AM ET
    Why Japan is in deep trouble

    While income levels in Japan are improving, the government is taking away consumers' spare cash via the sales tax hike, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research.

  • A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    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.

  • Dollar index posts worst month in 4 years Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    The greenback reversed earlier losses to trade higher against a basket of currencies on Thursday.

  • Asian stocks plummeted on Thursday amid a mixed bag of corporate earnings and renewed concerns over the state of the U.S. economy.

  • The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept policy steady in an 8-1 vote Thursday, but cut its forecasts for economic growth and inflation in its outlook statement.

  • BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro

    Jesper Koll, managing director & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, explains why the Bank of Japan can hold back further easing as Japan sees a cycle of "good deflation."

  • 2016 CPI forecast holds sway over BOJ decision: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    2016 CPI forecast holds sway over BOJ decision: Pro

    If the inflation forecast for fiscal 2016 is maintained around 2 percent, the Bank of Japan will likely keep rates steady at this stage, says Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac.

  • Is there a way out for the BOJ?   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:14 PM ET
    Is there a way out for the BOJ?

    Ben Collett, head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says the Bank of Japan needs positive expectations that inflation can rise and a weaker yen, which could hit 250 per dollar in the long run.

  • A reality check on BOJ's inflation target   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    A reality check on BOJ's inflation target

    Klaus Baader, head of Research for Asia at Societe Generale, says the Bank of Japan will need to admit that its inflation target has to be reduced at today's meeting, paving the way for more stimulus by the fourth quarter.

  • Amid improvements, BOJ won't ease just yet: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Amid improvements, BOJ won't ease just yet: Pro

    Ed Rogers, CEO of Rogers Investment Advisors, says the Bank of Japan can afford to wait and see amid wage increases and improvements in corporate profits.

  • Japan’s downgrade: Why no one seems to care Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    Japan's already less-than-sterling credit rating took a hit from Fitch's downgrade, but its bonds and currency are set to stay impervious to the blow.

  • Why bad retail data will lift Japan stocks   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Why bad retail data will lift Japan stocks

    Joe Zidle, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, says Tuesday's dismal retail sales will increase pressure on the Bank of Japan to introduce more stimulus, which is good for stocks.

  • Euro rises as Greece revamps debt negotiating team Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    The euro scaled a three-weak peak against the dollar on optimism about Greece's prospects after the government reshuffled its bailout team.

  • This sector is Abe's 'window of opportunity'   Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    This sector is Abe's 'window of opportunity'

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, says the decision to restart Japan's nuclear program is an unpopular but necessary decision for Prime Minister Abe.

  • Asian stocks mostly advanced on Thursday despite data showing China's factory activity at a one-year low.

  • Yen might just crash to 13-year lows on this Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:41 PM ET

    Reports the Bank of Japan is preparing to lower its inflation outlook could push the yen to its lowest level in 13 years, analysts say.

  • If BOJ alters inflation goal, what it means?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    If BOJ alters inflation goal, what it means?

    If reports about the Bank of Japan planning to lower its inflation outlook are true, the yen could fall to 130-140 in the future, says Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds.