With the sales tax hike jacking up the cost of spending, Japanese are consuming less, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research. He also discusses the possibility of a wage hike in March.» Read More
Steven Englander, global head of G10 FX strategy at Citi, says the Bank of Japan's commitment to expand the balance sheet means the JPY will weaken further and discusses Japan structural reforms.
Jesper Koll, managing director and head of Japanese equity research at JPMorgan Securities, tells CNBC that Abenomics is definitely working, with most importantly a bank credit cycle unfold for the first time.
Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for Equities for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, tells CNBC that the hard part for both Japan and Europe will be the underlying restructuring of the economy.
George Saravelos, European head of FX strategy at Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC that he remains very bullish on Japanese equities and Dollar/Yen.
Brendan Brown, Head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International says the massive QE in Japan has failed to arrest rising yields and expects the same to happen in the U.S.
David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials at CreditSights talks about how the volatility in the JGB market will affect the outlook for Japan Banks. Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets joins in the conversation.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole CIB says currency markets are playing the yield attraction story. Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets joins in the conversation.
Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets says the Nikkei correction is expected considering how the stock market has climbed so far.
Curtis Freeze, CIO of Prospect Asset Management says Japanese markets may correct up to 10 percent in the coming days. He recommends putting money in REITs for now.
Graeme Maxton, Fellow at Club of Rome says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe risks creating even more debt, capital flight and hyper-inflation that the government can't control.
Support for Prime Minister Abe's cabinet remains high, a recent survey has showed. However, the cabinet's approval rating has dipped and disapproval rating risen since the wild ride of Abenomics has kicked in. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda reports.
Roger Nightingale, economist at RDN Associates, Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute and Ben Collett, head of Asian equities at Sunrise Brokers, discuss the Nikkei's correction and expectations for the Japanese market.
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist, Diaspason Commodities, tells CNBC that Abenomics in Japan is riddled with inconsistencies and unlikely to succeed.
Aaron Smith, managing director at Pecora Capital, tells CNBC there is much less conviction and enthusiasm for Japanese Yen shorts.
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.
A slew of economic data from Japan is likely to be in focus for Asian markets this week.
As Japan finishes a tough week, options traders are loading on the bearish bets.
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.
James Bullard, president and CEO of St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, explains why he was not surprised to see such volatility in the Nikkei.
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.