Bank of Japan


  • Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist, Westpac Institutional Bank, explains why the yen selloff is set to run out of steam ahead of the BOJ meeting this week.

  • Can Shinzo Abe Deliver On Economic Promises?     Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Jeff Kingston, Professor, Temple University says that Shinzo Abe's landslide victory is not quite a mandate, explaining why it remains to be seen whether he can succeed on the economic front.

  • Shinzo Abe: Koizumi 2.0?     Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist, CLSA says it's clear that Shinzo Abe sought advice from former prime minister Koizumi. He adds that the clarity and decisiveness from Abe is surprising.

  • Costs of Sacrificing the BOJ's Independence     Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Russell Jones, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Westpac Institutional Bank says the Bank of Japan's independence is worth sacrificing if it means the economy can emerge from deflation.

  • A Second Chance For Shinzo Abe     Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receives a rare second chance at the top job. And as CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar reports, Abe is hoping his second term in office goes better than his first.

  • Shinzo Abe: Japan's Economic Savior?     Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan discusses what Shinzo Abe and the LDP will have to consider as they look to lift Japan's economy out of the doldrums.

  • LDP Win Largely Due to Shinzo Abe     Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan says Abe's clear policy stance helped propel his party to victory. He adds that the new government's attack on deflation will help risk asset markets.

  • Can Shinzo Abe Revitalize the Economy?     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 5:10 AM ET

    PK Basu, MD & Head of Asia Research & Economics, Maybank Kim Eng and Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO, Rogers Investment Advisors discuss whether Abe-san can efficiently weaken the yen and fight deflation.

  • Yen Will Continue to Weaken: Expert     Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    Aaron Smith, managing director at Pecora Capital, tells CNBC that they expect the yen to continue to weaken, especially if LDP leader Shinzo Abe is able to get a safe number of seats that will give him a veto proof mandate to print money.

  • Japan Needs Reforms, Not More Easing: Expert     Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Yale University says Japan needs structural repair and reforms like those in the Koizumi-era, rather than Shinzo Abe's aggressive easing measures.

  • The Yen Will Weaken? Nonsense Says Forex Expert     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 2:43 AM ET

    Guests and anchors on Squawk Box Europe debate whether the Yen is still the ultimate safe haven currency of if it is likely to weaken.

  • Short AUD/CAD: Strategist     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist, Westpac Bank says with the RBA cutting rates and the Bank of Canada keeping rates on hold, now is the best time to short this currency cross.

  • The Bank of Japan will likely ease monetary policy as looming risks such as the potential fallout from the U.S. fiscal cliff and weak Chinese growth continue to cloud the outlook for an economy already seen as in recession.

  • Time to Get Excited About Japan?     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy, Nomura says the elections in Japan will in essence, be a referendum on monetary policy. He adds that he would not short Japan at a time like this, unless it's for tactical reasons.

  • How did Bagchee rate in 2012? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
  • Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates, HSBC Global Research says investor worries about hot money flowing out of emerging markets like Malaysia and Indonesia are unfounded due to favorable market conditions.

  • Yen Slips, Euro Lifts, Brazilian GDP Hits the Real Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 7:53 AM ET

    Month-end selling dents the yen and Mario Draghi lifts the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors discusses the impact of the upcoming Japanese elections on the Bank of Japan's policies.

  • Tokyo Faces Weak Yen and High Bond Yields Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    Regulators in Japan recently counseled regional banks that hold massive amounts of Japanese government bonds to shorten the maturity of their holdings to reduce their interest rate risk. The FT reports.

  • Abe to Face Hurdle to Change BOJ Law: Analyst     Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst, Nomura says that even if the LDP wins next month, it will still have trouble pushing through any laws to change the BOJ as Abe will not have a majority in the upper-house, and will need a 2/3 majority in the diet.

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