Bank of Japan


  • Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Japan Prime Minister Abe is set to launch a new government with a defense minister whose support for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability may rile China.

  • BOJ meeting was a 'non-event': UOB  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, says the BOJ was unlikely to do more after massive stimulus in October. He later discusses possible actions that the central bank could take next year.

  • Japan to see blue skies for next 12-18 months: Pro  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:33 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Principal and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains why he agrees with the Bank of Japan's optimistic economic outlook.

  • BOJ raises its economic view, but keeps policy steady Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:29 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy steady, as had been expected, but it raised its economic assessment, citing signs of a pickup in exports.

  • Abe win does little to spur Japan's economy Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), places a red paper rose on a LDP candidate's name to indicate a lower house election victory, at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's re-election Sunday will have little impact on Japan's stalled economic reforms.

  • There was no "rational" reason for calling elections in Japan, according to Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, adding that a rise in corporate spending will be key for the country's economy.

  • Surprised by forecast in Q4 Tankan survey: RIETI  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, says the first-quarter outlook for big manufacturers is "too cautious" amid favorable factors like a weak yen and drop in fuel prices.

  • Why Fitch placed Japan on ratings watch negative  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, says the justification to delay the sales tax hike was an "eyebrow raiser" and discusses the possibility of downgrading Japan's credit rating next year.

  • What if Abe’s election gamble doesn't pay off? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:49 PM ET
    Supporters of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) at a rally as Prime Minister and ruling LDP leader Shinzo Abe delivers a campaign speech at Omiya, suburban Tokyo on December 9, 2014

    Japan Prime Minister Abe's election gamble is expected to end in a respectable, if not landslide, victory, but some are concerned the bid may fail.

  • Japan threatened with credit rating downgrade Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    Japan’s “A-plus” credit rating is under threat, after Fitch Ratings placed the country’s debt on negative watch on Tuesday.

  • Japan to recover strongly in 2015: JP Morgan  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JP Morgan, says the Bank of Japan's bazooka and Abe's tax hike delay will boost the economy going forward.

  • Slowdown in China is inevitable: OCBC  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:08 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President of Wealth Management at OCBC, says the Chinese government may lower its growth forecast to 7 percent next year.

  • BOJ has no choice except to weaken yen: UBS  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says the Bank of Japan has to weaken the yen so it can compete with European exports.

  • Nikkei tops 18,000 on easing expectations  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, says markets are rallying on expectations of more action from the Bank of Japan following recent weak data.

  • When will Japan private consumption recover?  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, explains why she's concerned about private consumption following Japan's revised third-quarter growth data.

  • Why Japan needs more than a weak yen  Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    Bart Van Ark, Chief Economist at The Conference Board, says Shinzo Abe's "third arrow" will help the economy accelerate more than a weaker currency.

  • Bill Gross: You can't cure debt with more debt Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Central banks are creating a "point of low return" for investors, Gross told clients.

  • Japan, China & India: Top winners of cheap oil  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:11 PM ET

    Stephen Davies, CEO at Javelin Wealth Management, explains why these three countries will be the biggest beneficiaries of lower oil prices.

  • Why are energy stocks up on weak oil prices?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Doug Gordon, Senior Investment Strategist at Russell Investments, explains why investors brushed off lower oil prices in Tuesday's U.S trading session.

  • Downgrade is 'embarrassing' for Abe: MBMG  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG Group, doesn't expect the Japanese government to react to Moody's credit rating downgrade.