Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.» Read More
Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, talks about the candidates for the post of chief of the Bank of Japan.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says the Japanese yen has failed to sustain movement around the 94 level. He does not see continued upward momentum for the JPY in the short term.
Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management says there is a blurring in the distinction between Japan's fiscal and monetary policies. He discusses Toshiro Muto's lead in the running to be the next Bank of Japan chief.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy, Westpac Bank says the euro is still far away from a level that would weaken the growth outlook for the euro zone.
Ulrich Leuchtmann, Global Head of FX Research at Commerzbank AG says there are a lot of expansionary policies from the Bank of Japan which leads to questions whether the ECB will do the same.
Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management says the Bank of Japan will resume purchases in January 2014.
Former top financial bureaucrat Toshiro Muto is the leading candidate to become Japan's next central bank governor with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pick a nominee as early as this week.
Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia at Bank Julius Baer said Japan would likely continue expanding its balance sheet whether or not it was criticized by the other G20 leaders. He noted that other central banks such as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are doing the same to support their economies.
Eddie Tam, CIO at Central Asset Investments is bearish on Japan, adding that the Nikkei could hit 12,000 and yen could hit 100 against the USD in the next few months.
As a weak yen drives Japanese stocks higher, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick asked Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso if he believed the G-20 endorsed Tokyo's domestic stimulus plans.
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has told CNBC he's satisfied that the Group of 20 (G-20) nations "understood" that his country was not trying to artificially manipulate its currency.
Daragh Maher, FX strategist at HSBC, tells CNBC that despite what the G20 are saying, there is a currency war taking place. Although Japan won't be able to maintain their aggressive weakening of the yen.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says Europe and the U.S. need to understand that a stronger Japan's is ultimately good for the global economy.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says Japan has a legitimate case to fight against deflation which will bring down its currency.
Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist, BNY Mellon joins Axel Merk, President & Chief Investment Officer, Merk Investments and Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC Bank to discuss the possibility of an escalation of a global currency war ahead of a G20 meeting.
Shares in Japan Prologis REIT, a real estate investment trust set up by the world's largest owner of industrial buildings, soared more than 20 percent in their Tokyo market debut on Thursday. The strong start for the $1 billion initial public offering (IPO) is a sign that Asia's IPO market is getting its buzz back, analysts say.
Paul Donovan, Deputy Head, Global Economics at UBS says currencies normally move 10-15% in a year and that the current currency moves are normal fluctuations.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of G11 Spot FX, Asia Pacific at RBS Global Banking & Markets says the yen will break through the 95 level against the U.S. dollar.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and raised its assessment of the economy on Thursday, as the yen's recent declines offered some relief to the export-reliant economy.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS questions if aggressive easing is the only solution to Japan's deflation battle as overall investment, which is crucial to perk up the economy, remains sluggish.