Bank of Japan


  • Betting on social change in Japan Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:16 PM ET
    Seven & I Holdings Co. new employees take notes during an initiation ceremony in Tokyo.

    With Japan facing an aging population and a looming labor shortage, more investors see opportunities in efforts to lure women into the workforce.

  • Here's the upside to weak Japan data     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:14 PM ET

    Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon, expects the Bank of Japan to take more action if the economy is doing worse than expected.

  • These are two key factors for dollar-yen     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore at Nordea, says stimulus from the Bank of Japan and U.S. yields will determine the movements of the currency pair.

  • Vasu Menon, VP, Group Wealth Management, OCBC Bank, outlines why market volumes will remain low throughout the next month.

  • That didn't take long: Japan eyes stimulus exit Monday, 26 May 2014 | 6:01 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

    The Bank of Japan has begun shifting its focus from supporting growth to ways of phasing out its massive stimulus.

  • Is the dollar to blame for Nikkei’s fall? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Despite Japan's tax hike and failure to push through reforms, some analysts believe the U.S. dollar is the real culprit for the Nikkei's fall.

  • BoJ should wait until after summer: Pro     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokoy-Mitsubishi UFJ, says the Bank of Japan is doing the right thing by holding steady as data is still very volatile.

  • Bank of Japan to ease in October: Nomura     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    After the central bank left policy steady on Wednesday, Tomo Kinoshita, Chief Economist for Japan at Nomura, explains why he expects fresh easing later this year.

  • Why BOJ needs to do more to stimulate economy     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, says Japan's larger-than-expected April trade deficit came as no surprise and calls on the central bank to further weaken the yen.

  • Santelli Exchange: Consequences of intervention     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and James Bianco, Bianco Research president, discuss the unintended consequences of the central banks' market involvement on interest rates, and the problems they have created.

  • Aussie hammered by iron ore drop Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    The Australian dollar fell more than half a percent, on a slide in prices of iron ore, one of the country's biggest exports.

  • Are Japan stocks set to slide further? Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    Japan's stocks have faced a tough month, continuing to shed last year's gains as analysts grow disillusioned over the pace of promised reforms.

  • John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japan showed strong first quarter growth, but GDP in the following quarter could be negative.

  • Despite GDP, still concerned about Japan: Expert     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:25 PM ET

    Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the lack of further monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, coupled with April's sales tax hike, will hurt Japanese growth.

  • Why Japan's upbeat GDP is bad news for assets     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:06 PM ET

    Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says Japan's robust first-quarter growth may stall policy momentum and negatively impact asset prices.

  • Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says any energy market disruption resulting from the tensions between Russia and Ukraine would have a "major global impact".

  • Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, reacts to Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda's interview with CNBC over the weekend.

  • In an exclusive interview from the Asian Development Bank meeting in Kazakhstan, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda discusses Japan's resilient domestic economy.

  • Japan: SMEs confidence falls     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, discusses the Japanese economy and says markets need to wait until June to get a comprehensive picture of how the hike in sales tax impacted the economy.

  • Further easing is inevitable for BOJ: Macquarie     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, explains why the Bank of Japan has "no choice" but to expand its stimulus program later in the year.