Japan's industrial output posted a surprise drop in November, while inflation slowed, offering fresh signs efforts to kickstart the economy face headwinds.» Read More
Shawn Matthews, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, provides his global perspective on the markets, amid geopolitical tensions and ahead of Friday's jobs report.
Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets chief market strategist; and Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, discuss Japan's new bond-buying policy and its impact on global currency markets.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, tells CNBC that the Bank of Japan's decision to "take all steps necessary" to kick-start the economy is their "whatever it takes moment."
The Bank of Japan is rolling out sweeping changes to its monetary policy, reports CNBC's Kaori Enjoji.
Yoshito Sakakibara, executive director at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells CNBC that the BoJ's unanimous commitment to asset purchasing should be enough to boost market confidence in Japan.
Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors says that while global economic growth remains weak, central bank action is cheering markets.
Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, tells CNBC that the Bank of Japan went beyond market expectations with its aggressive easing.
Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First Foreign Exchange, tells CNBC that despite the Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary policy easing, the yen won't weaken to 100 against the dollar, unless the bond buying is expanded to foreign debt.
The Bank of Japan on Thursday unveiled an aggressive monetary policy to end years of deflation in the world's third largest economy, pledging to double its government bond holdings in two years.
James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says the Bank of Japan is pulling out all the stops to achieve the 2% inflation target. He shares his analysis on the BoJ's latest policy announcements.
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, tells CNBC that the BoJ had to pull out all the stops after building up expectations for Thursday's decision so much over the past few weeks.
Craig Chan, head of FX strategy, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, tells CNBC that the BoJ's policy of risky asset purchases is essential to prevent a significant fall in dollar/yen.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, tells CNBC that many Japanese business leaders remain skeptical over prime minister Abe's motives for reform.
Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia says that the BOJ will disappoint. He explains why.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities, and Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG, argue whether there is value in Japan equities.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi remains cautious on the yen while weighing the impact of BoJ easing and other global central bank strategies on major currencies across the board.
Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, explains why the Japanese currency has been rising in recent sessions ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy review.
Pro trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key levels for the precious metal.
Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, and Kathleen Brooks, research director UK EMEA at Forex.com, discuss on CNBC why there is so much pessimism in the build up to Thursday's Bank of Japan meeting.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist, BNY Mellon, discusses the Bank of Japan's Governor's pledge to do "whatever it takes" to end deflation and says there's only so much central bankers can do.