Bank of Japan


  • 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.

  • Markets to focus on BOJ projections: HSBC     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:51 PM ET

    After the Japanese central bank left policy unchanged, Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, says attention now turns to the BOJ's inflation and growth forecasts.

  • Robert Parker, Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse, says the central bank will hold fire for now but expects future weak economic data to prompt "some acceleration" in its easing measures.

  • Why stimulus may no longer be enough for Japan     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Eric Leve, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President at Bailard, says Japan will now need to do "something more dramatic" to surprise the market.

  • Japan has 'lost all policy credibility': Pro     Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | 7:20 PM ET

    Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, discusses why the Bank of Japan is not meeting market expectations for more stimulus.

  • Inflation: Is Japan losing momentum?     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Andrew Sullivan, director of Asian sales trading at Kim Eng Securities, says the latest Japanese inflation data is a "little bit disappointing" and shows that momentum is slowing slightly.

  • Why BOJ should be worried about Tokyo CPI : Pro     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

    Nizam Idris, Head of Fixed Income and Currency Strategy at Macquarie, says weaker-than-expected April core consumer prices in Tokyo could be the harbinger for the Bank of Japan to take easing measures soon.

  • Ben Williams, investment director at GAM, says Japanese companies will see "record-high" earnings in 2014, with strong dividend repayments.

  • ECB QE will not mirror BoJ or Fed: Pro     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, says the quantitative easing carried out by the European Central Bank will not follow the method used by the Bank of Japan or U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japanese stocks will return to being a earnings-driven market.

  • Challenging times ahead for Nikkei: StanChart     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, outlines the path ahead for Japanese shares.

  • Will Japan’s tax hike spur a fiscal crisis? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    Japan's sales tax hike is likely to dent economic growth, with some believing it may shock the country into a recession.

  • BoJ to ease further in summer?     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, says the Bank of Japan should have done some easing before the implementation of the sales tax hike as the impact on the economy will be negative.

  • Expect BOJ to buy more ETFs in June: Pro     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, explains why the Bank of Japan is likely to start monetary easing in June by purchasing more exchange-traded funds.

  • Kuroda has been 'fairly upbeat': JPMorgan     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:13 PM ET

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank, says BOJ governor Harihiko Kuroda has been upbeat in recent speeches, which may rule out chances of further easing.

  • No surprises from the Bank of Japan     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 PM ET

    CNCB's Kaori Enjoji re-caps the Bank of Japan's decision to leave monetary policy unchanged at the conclusion of its two-day meeting on Tuesday.

  • UBS: Two ways to trade dollar-yen right now     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:52 PM ET

    Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS Investment Bank, outlines two trading strategies for currency pair after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged on Tuesday.