Bank of Japan


  • 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.

  • The Trades Where the Euro Is Really Hot Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:32 PM ET

    The euro has been rising against the dollar, but where it's really moving is against several other currencies, this strategist says.

  • Yen to Weaken Due to Abe's Mandate: Pro     Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Adrian Mowat, Chief Asia & Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, JP Morgan Securities says Prime Minister Abe has the mandate to drive the yen lower so that the economy can remain competitive.

  • Investors Speculate on Bank of Japan Policy     Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Valentin Marinov, head of European G10 at Citi, tells CNBC they are seeing a pull back from investors selling the Yen ahead of the Bank of Japan meeting on January 21st.

  • A Market Renaissance in Japan?     Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    David Roche, Global Strategist, Independent Strategy says its worth going long on Japanese markets. He expects Japan's economy to grow 1.5 percent this year.

  • Expect a Short Term Pullback in the Yen     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 9:40 PM ET

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Institutional Bank tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he's expecting a short term pullback in the yen.

  • Buy Yen On Dips: Analyst     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Jesper Bargmann, Head of G11 SPOT FX, Asia Pacific at RBS says he expects the yen to trade between the 88 to 91 range and will buy on dips.

  • BOJ Easing to Keep Yen Weak This Year     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management sees substantial support for further gains in USD/JPY. She says there will be more monetary easing by the BOJ which will keep the yen weak.

  • Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments says the explicit 2% inflation target by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his preference for a weaker yen is contributing their overweight rating on Japan.

  • Restoring Confidence in Japan     Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director of Asia Economics, Credit Suisse discusses Japan's recent efforts, led by Shinzo Abe's government, to spur growth and lift the country out of deflation.

  • Focus on Yen and Asian Currency Pairs     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 9:40 PM ET

    Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research, HSBC considers the impact of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus package on the yen.

  • Japan: Structural Issues Remain     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    Wellian Wiranto from Barclays and Vishnu Varathan, from Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd discuss the impact of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus on the Japanese economy.

  • Can Abe's Stimulus Package Push Up Japan's GDP?     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    Christopher Ferrarone, Global Equity Strategist, UBS and Thomas Byrne, Moody's Investors Service, explain why Abe's stimulus package won't be enough for sustainable GDP growth.

  • Dissecting 'Abenomics'     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:35 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist, Japan Macro Advisors thinks Abe's call for a 2% inflation target is a dangerous gamble worth taking. He adds that the market can expect the BOJ to keep easing until 2016.

  • Will the BOJ Adopt an Inflation Target?     Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Mark Spiegel, Vice President, Economic Research and Director, Center for Pacific Basin Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco discusses the likelihood of the BOJ yielding to Prime Minister Abe's call for a 2% inflation target.

  • Best Investment Bets In Japan     Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist, LGT Capital Partners sees value in Japan equities specially the banks and exporters given the weakness in the yen.

  • Japan Still Awaiting Sustainable Turnaround     Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist, LGT Capital Partners speaks of pros and cons of investing in Japan and parking money in equities versus bonds.

  • Yen Selloff Driven by Rhetoric     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 9:40 PM ET

    David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie shares his outlook for the Japanese currency.