Joe Zidle, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors maintains a bullish stance on the Nikkei despite recent weak data since it's a "policy-driven" market.» Read More
While a recovery in residential investment is still absent, the nominal gross domestic product looks good in the fourth quarter, says Simon Cox, MD & investment strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.
Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets and Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, discuss the outlook of the euro and Japanese yen this week.
Jesper Koll, MD and head of Japanese equity research at JPMorgan Securities, says real wages in Japan are going to rise at their fastest pace in a generation - and this is a reason to buy Japanese stocks.
Unconventional central bank policies haven't spurred either inflation or growth as fiscal austerity continues to bite, Nouriel Roubini said in an op-ed.
Despite predicting strong growth and employment, the central banker said the Fed would not hit its inflation target until 2016.
Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, outlines how global risk events like the political upheaval in Greece could move Japan's benchmark index and the yen.
CNBC's Pauline Chiou outlines the market-moving events in the Asia-Pacific region this week.
Global policymakers and businessmen ended Davos optimistically, citing the effects of low oil prices and aggressive monetary policy in Europe.
Jake Klein, Executive Chairman of Evolution Mining, says quantitative easing programs in Europe and Japan will likely be positive for gold prices.
Expected ECB QE will likely send the U.S. dollar even higher, hurting some big-name tech stocks such as HP in the process, if history is a guide.
Despite inflation likely to stay low in the coming months, the Bank of Japan remains optimistic that cheaper oil can boost Japan's economy, says Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC.
Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses the central bank's policy decision on Wednesday and explains why the outlook for Japan is looking up this year.
Allen Sinai, Chief Global Economist at Decision Economics, discusses the divergence in central bank policies this year.
Tres Knippa, Kenai Capital Management, explains why it's the perfect macro-economic landscape to be long gold, short yen, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Giles Keating, Global Head of Research, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, says markets need to stop worrying about low inflation, which is driven by cheaper oil prices that will benefit the global economy.
With the Bank of Japan buying a substantial amount of JGBs, along with cheaper oil and a weak yen, there is no reason for additional easing, says Takuji Okubo, Principal and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.
For the first time in 24 years, no company listed on Japan's stock markets went bankrupt, a sign Abenomics is working for companies in capital markets.
Colin Asher, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, says reforms under Abenomics in Japan are happening and the country will see the benefits in 2016.
Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discusses the effectiveness of a record budget in Japan.