Bank of Japan


  • Japanese Bank Lending Hits Four-Year Highs Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Japanese bank lending marked its biggest annual increase in June, suggesting the BOJ's monetary stimulus and economic prospects are spurring fund demand for fresh investment.

  • Fed May Taper QE Program in Q1: Expert   Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 8:15 PM ET
    Fed May Taper QE Program In Q1: Expert

    Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group, says it's still too early to discuss the Fed's tapering of its QE program as data remains weak.

  • Gartman: Here's Why I'm Now Bullish on Gold Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    Dennis Gartman, founder of The Gartman Letter, explains why he's changed his sentiment on the precious metal.

  • UBS's investing strategy for the ultrarich   Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    UBS' Investing Strategy For the Ultra Rich

    Simon Smiles, chief investment officer of the ultrahigh net worth segment at UBS Wealth Management, highlights investment trends in light of the diverging stance in global central banks.

  • What's Next for Abenomics?   Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    What's Next for Abenomics?

    Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, expects the Bank of Japan to apply "painful" policies after the upper house elections and some deregulation to come through before the end of the year.

  • Central Banks: Global Race to the Bottom   Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 6:13 PM ET
    Central Banks & Currencies: Global Race to The Bottom

    David Kuo, CEO at The Motley Fool Singapore says the ECB and the BOE are competing to lower their currencies with their new forward guidance plan.

  • EU Still in a 'Lot of Trouble': Pro   Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    EU Still in a 'Lot of Trouble': Pro

    Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, and Chris Giles, economics editor at the Financial Times, agree that the ECB's policy statement on Thursday showed that European economies remain "in a lot of trouble".

  • Abenomics Driving Japanese Market: Pro   Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 4:20 AM ET
    Abenomics Driving Japanese Market: Pro

    Tim LeeMaster, ECM editor, Asia-Pacific at dealReporter, discusses Suntory shares following the company's IPO and the Japanese market, its drivers and expectations of a "summer break".

  • Should Japan's Corporate Culture Change?   Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    Should Japan's Corporate Culture Change?

    Michael Woodford, former CEO of Olympus and author of Exposure, talks about corporate Japan's "bizarre" culture and how, despite "changing the trend", Abenomics is unlikely to have a big impact on the culture.

  • Japan, the New Driver of Global Growth?   Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 10:45 PM ET
    Japan the Next Driver of Global Growth

    David Greene, Senior Corporate Foreign Exchange Dealer at Western Union Business Solutions talks the changes happening in Japan's economy, and what it means for the yen.

  • Haruhiko Kuroda's Clean Break From the Past   Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 8:12 PM ET
    Kuroda Has Made A Clean brake From The Past: Pro

    BOJ chief Haruhiko Kuroda is taking a different approach to deflation and growth revival and that is positive for Japan, says Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.

  • The Key to Abenomics' Success   Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    The Key To Abenomics' Success

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, says the key to the success of Abenomics is Abe's third arrow, which he is expected to lay out after what is seen to be an LDP victory at July's upper house elections.

  • Best Bond Plays Outside the US: Pro Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    3 Plays Amid Rising Yields: Pro

    The best bond opportunities lie outside the United States, Eaton Vance's Eric Stein says.

  • Fed Threat Is Aimed at Europe & Japan: Pro   Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
     Fed Threat Was Aimed at Europe & Japan: Pro

    Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates, tells CNBC that Ben Bernanke knew the effect of his words on markets and spoke to prompt someone other than the Americans to produce liquidity.

  • Buckle Up as End of the Quarter Approaches Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Markets could be in for another bumpy week as investors adjust to higher yields and shuffle portfolios ahead of the quarter's end. "We have an awful lot of tests next week," one trader said.

  • If You Buy Into "Abenomics", Buy Now: Expert   Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 9:17 PM ET
    If You Buy Abenomics, Buy Now

    Edwin Merner, President of Atlantis Investment Research Corporation, says if you believe Japan's recovery is going to happen, stocks look very cheap right now .

  • Investors Seek More Clarity From BOJ   Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:05 PM ET
    Kuroda is Sending Mixed Signals

    Yuuki Sakurai, President & CEO at Fukoku Capital Management tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he would like more clarity from BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

  • What the BOJ Can Learn From the Fed   Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:52 PM ET
    What The BoJ Can Learn From The Fed

    Stuart Oakley , Managing Director of Asian Currency Trading at Nomura warns that investors remain skeptical of Abe's policies and recommends that the BOJ manages volatility like the Fed does.

  • Dollar-Yen to Hit 110 by Year End: Pro   Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:32 PM ET
    Dollar-Yen to Hit 110 by Year End: Pro

    John Horner, FX Strategist at Deutsche Bank says "Abenomics" will continue to help the yen weaken.

  • Santelli: Has Abe's Arrow Missed Its Target   Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:39 AM ET
    Santelli: Has Abe's Arrow Missed Its Target

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Tobias Harris, Observing Japan author, discusses whether Japan will be able to grow its economy and get its fiscal house in order.