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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.
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".
Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, reacts to Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda's interview with CNBC over the weekend.
In an exclusive interview from the Asian Development Bank meeting in Kazakhstan, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda discusses Japan's resilient domestic economy.
Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, discusses the Japanese economy and says markets need to wait until June to get a comprehensive picture of how the hike in sales tax impacted the economy.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, explains why the Bank of Japan has "no choice" but to expand its stimulus program later in the year.
After the Japanese central bank left policy unchanged, Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, says attention now turns to the BOJ's inflation and growth forecasts.
Robert Parker, Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse, says the central bank will hold fire for now but expects future weak economic data to prompt "some acceleration" in its easing measures.
Eric Leve, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President at Bailard, says Japan will now need to do "something more dramatic" to surprise the market.
Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, discusses why the Bank of Japan is not meeting market expectations for more stimulus.
Andrew Sullivan, director of Asian sales trading at Kim Eng Securities, says the latest Japanese inflation data is a "little bit disappointing" and shows that momentum is slowing slightly.
Nizam Idris, Head of Fixed Income and Currency Strategy at Macquarie, says weaker-than-expected April core consumer prices in Tokyo could be the harbinger for the Bank of Japan to take easing measures soon.
Ben Williams, investment director at GAM, says Japanese companies will see "record-high" earnings in 2014, with strong dividend repayments.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, says the quantitative easing carried out by the European Central Bank will not follow the method used by the Bank of Japan or U.S. Federal Reserve.
John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japanese stocks will return to being a earnings-driven market.
Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, outlines the path ahead for Japanese shares.
Japan's sales tax hike is likely to dent economic growth, with some believing it may shock the country into a recession.
Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, says the Bank of Japan should have done some easing before the implementation of the sales tax hike as the impact on the economy will be negative.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, explains why the Bank of Japan is likely to start monetary easing in June by purchasing more exchange-traded funds.