Bank of Japan


  • Hold US Dollar/ Yen: Pro  Monday, 27 May 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Aaron Smith, managing director at Pecora Capital, tells CNBC there is much less conviction and enthusiasm for Japanese Yen shorts.

  • Nikkei Correction on Profit Taking  Monday, 27 May 2013 | 12:07 AM ET

    Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation of Eastspring Investments says the recent Nikkei correction is due to profit taking and that there is a crowded position and consensus trade in Japan's markets.

  • Data to Show Signs of Life in Japan’s Economy? Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 9:54 PM ET
    Shibuya district, Tokyo

    A slew of economic data from Japan is likely to be in focus for Asian markets this week.

  • How Traders Are Playing Turbulent Japan Markets Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:48 PM ET
    Pedestrian are reflected in an electronic stock board in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, May 24, 2013.

    As Japan finishes a tough week, options traders are loading on the bearish bets.

  • As S&P Notches Slim Losses, Retailers Feel a Chill Friday, 24 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    The S&P 500 is down one percent for the week after being up four weeks in a row. So far, the declines we have seen this year have been on the order of three percent.

  • 'Big Moment for Japan': James Bullard  Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    James Bullard, president and CEO of St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, explains why he was not surprised to see such volatility in the Nikkei.

  • US Inflation Is 'Wildcard': James Bullard  Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    James Bullard, CEO and president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, comments on the U.S. economy, the possibility of tapering off the Fed's stimulus program, and volatility in Japan.

  • How to Trade USD/JPY  Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses the U.S. dollar's recovery against the Japanese yen as well as the Nikkei's drop and says it's a "very healthy correction" for the USD/JPY bulls.

  • BOJ Kuroda Vows to Calm JGBs, Guide Recovery Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday expressed confidence the central bank can stem bond market volatility with flexible market operations and engineer a steady recovery.

  • Bumpy Ride for Japan  Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist at Coutts still expects further strength in Japan equities and sees dollar-yen moving higher but says it won't be a smooth ride.

  • Instability in the JGB Market  Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:07 AM ET

    Evan Lucas, Market Strategist at IG says if JGBs fall further, questions will be asked about asset quality and could see downgrades to banks.

  • Surge in Japanese Exports Around the Corner: Pro  Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:04 PM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist at CLSA, talks investment opportunities in Japan.

  • Japan: A Positive Restructuring Story  Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie discusses Abe's tough road ahead trying to reflate economy while avoiding a bond yield blow out.

  • The Road Ahead For Asian Markets  Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Asia Pacific Strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds weighs in on the direction key Asian markets are likely to take going forward and the risks investors need to keep an eye out for.

  • Japan Bond Yields Spike  Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans weighs in on Japanese government bond yields soaring to 1 percent.

  • Not One, But Two Perfect Storms Could Be Brewing Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke and IRS Director of Exempt Organizations

    Have two Pandora's Boxes been opened? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony may be one; the IRS scandal may be the other.

  • Japan in Big 'Monetary Experiment': BoE Member  Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England, tells CNBC that Japan is in the midst of a big monetary experiment, so volatility in equity and bond markets should be seen in that context.

  • Huge Volatility in Today's Nikkei Session  Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Japan correspondent, Kaori Enjoji, reports on the "extremely volatile" Nikkei session which saw record volumes being traded and ended with a 7.3% loss.

  • Nikkei Needed Some 'Digestion': Pro  Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist and senior vice president at Charles Schwab, discusses the "remarkable" drop in the Nikkei and says it was caused by "short-term momentum money".

  • Bank of Japan to Bond Markets: We Hear You Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.