Bank of Japan


  • Where the Yen Is Headed Next Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:07 PM ET

    The yen has been rallying since the Bank of Japan announced stimulus plans that fell short of investor hopes, but this expert doubts it can last.

  • Did Bank of Japan Just Kill the Dollar-Yen Rally? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:33 PM ET

    Contrary to expectations, the BOJ's boldest steps yet to boost a flagging economy have triggered a swift change in course for a falling yen.

  • What Will BOJ Do for Its Ailing Economy?     Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:20 PM ET

    Masayuki Kichikawa, Managing Director & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch discusses the steps that the BOJ will undertake to meet its 2% inflation target.

  • Next on List for Bank of Japan? A New Governor Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    After pressuring Japan's central bank into overhauling monetary policy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared the change "epoch making". Next on his to-do list: find a central bank chief more sympathetic to his views than the current governor.

  • Fed Should Set Inflation Target Like BOJ: Pro     Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners says he likes the BOJ's decision to have a 2% inflation target and says the Fed should do the same. He is confident the BOJ's latest moves will pull Japan out of its economic malaise.

  • The Bank of Japan is doubling its inflation target to 2 percent, and will begin the program in 2014, with CNBC's David Faber.

  • Yen Lifts On Central Bank Move, Euro Swings Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan's long awaited stimulus plan falls short and the euro rides on fact and fear - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Inflation to Become a Reality in Japan: Expert     Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Ed Rogers, CEO of Rogers Investment Advisors, tells CNBC that Tuesday marks a true inflection point as the Bank of Japan, together with Japanese leadership, begins the process of re-inflating their economy.

  • From Cautious to Bold, Can the Bank of Japan Deliver? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 2:36 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) entered a new era on Tuesday, unveiling an aggressive monetary policy aimed at pushing Japan's economy out of a slump. But the question is whether the central bank, with a reputation of being cautious, can now deliver?

  • Further Yen Weakness Unlikely: Japan’s ‘Mr Yen’ Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 11:03 PM ET
    Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Finance Minister of Japan, also known as "Mr. Yen."

    Further weakness in the yen, trading near its lowest level in more than two years against the dollar, is unlikely given the currency's recent and rapid decline, said former top currency official in Japan Professor Eisuke Sakakibara, adding that a dollar/yen rate around 90 'sufficient' for Japan's manufacturers to reap the benefits of a weakened currency.

  • Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura analyses the BOJ's latest announcement as it breaks in real time.

  • Will the Yen Depreciate Any Further?     Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Eisuke Sakakibara, Former Vice Finance Minister of Japan, and Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University says the yen is not likely to depreciate further. He explains why.

  • Keeping Japan's Economic Engine Running     Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 7:35 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan says there needs to be broad co-ordination if Japan wants to get out of its economic funk. He adds that the 2% inflation target is a good indicator to have.

  • Japan's Economic Conundrum     Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia, BNP Paribas Wealth Management discusses the situation that Japan's economy is in. He adds that Japan may adopt similar measures as the EU.

  • Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC Bank says monetary stimulus won't lead Japan out of the woods. He is cautious about investing in Japanese markets.

  • Easing by Central Banks Is the Right Move     Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 5:25 PM ET

    Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com charts the euro, which he sees hitting $1.40 over the next quarter. Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital Investors says central banks are moving in the right direction with increased quantitative easing.

  • Nikkei to Outperform on BOJ's New Mandate     Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital Investors thinks the BOJ will adopt a 2% inflation target and introduce quantitative easing. He says the yen will continue to fall 10-20%, while the Nikkei will outperform this year.

  • Yen Lifts, Swissie Corrects, Iceland Eyes Euro Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Traders backed off short yen positions ahead of a key Bank of Japan meeting, and Iceland's finance minister looks at the euro zone and wants in.

  • Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management says the Bank of Japan will not formally adopt the 2% inflation target. Instead, they will do enough to convince the markets that more aggressive monetary policy is on the way, including adopting the inflation target eventually.

  • Eye on Central Bank Action     Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Nizam Idris, MD & Head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies at Macquarie explains why a rate cut is necessary for the BoJ and the RBA.