Bank of Japan


  • BOJ to Delay Setting Inflation Target: Pro     Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Nizam Idris, Head, Fixed Income & Currency Strategy, Macquarie says BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa has been reluctant to follow through on Shinzo Abe's calls for a 2% inflation goal.

  • A Risk-On Phase For Markets?     Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management sees an opportunity for investors to move into a risk-on phase in February.

  • Is 2013 the Year Japan's Economy Turns Around? Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 2:28 PM ET

    “Japan had disappointed so many times in the past when there were reasons to hope for a recovery,” writes Bill Witherell, chief global economist at Cumberland Advisors, in a recent commentary. But this year will be different, he says.

  • Under Siege, Bank of Japan Awakens to Political Reality Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 | 3:40 AM ET

    Within a day of Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party sweeping to power in elections this month, elite bureaucrats in Japan's central bank rushed to ready what amounted to a surrender offer.

  • How To Play the Liquidity-Fuelled Rally     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management says we are currently witnessing a bull market bubble caused by government liquidity. He advises to have at least a base level of equities.

  • Yen Slide vs Dollar to Halt at 88: UBS     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:35 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu of UBS says the yen will continue to weaken until 88 against the dollar. But further weakness will be limited unless yields outside Japan move much higher.

  • Lessons From Japan for the West     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:20 AM ET

    Peter Chatwell of Credit Agricole and Roger Nightingale of RDN Associates debate the lessons from Japan for monetary and fiscal policy in the U.S. and Europe.

  • Yen to Hit 82-83 Levels in 2013: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    David Greene, Senior Corp FX Dealer, Western Union Business Solutions says that the Japanese currency could hit 82-83 levels next year since markets will turn cautious in 2013.

  • Why Japan's Nikkei Could Rally 30% Next Year: CEO Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:53 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei stock average could rally nearly 30 percent in 2013 due to an aggressive push to reflate the economy under the country's new premier, the chief executive of Daiwa Securities Group told Reuters.

  • Will Abe Back Off From the BOJ?     Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist, UOB believes Shinzo Abe will back down from pushing the Bank of Japan too hard. He remains cautious about the after-effects of monetary easing in Japan.

  • Big Moves on Yen Crosses: Strategist     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist, BNY Mellon says there is profit-taking on the short yen position following the BOJ's policy decision, foreseeing big moves in all of the yen crosses.

  • Bank of Japan Delivers More Easing     Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    Marco Bardelli, CEO, UBI Capital Singapore says fiscal expansion does not equal to economic growth, there are still many structural issues facing Japan's economy.

  • How to Trade the Yen     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 9:40 PM ET

    Hamish Pepper, FX Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays Capital shares his outlook for the yen.

  • BOJ Will Commit To Low Rates, For Now     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Principal and Chief Economist, Japan Macro Advisors expects the Bank of Japan to commit to not raising interest rates until the country realizes a 1% inflation rate.

  • Yen to Pull Back to 81 in 6 Months: Pro     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    David Greene, Senior Corp FX Dealer, Western Union Business Solutions says he expects the USD/JPY to pare back to 81 over the next 6 months as expectations over the BOJ's easing measures settle down.

  • New PM, New Japan?     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Management outlines why despite a change in government, not much else will change in the world's third-largest economy.

  • Bank of Japan: Post-Election Mandate     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Adrian Miller, GMP Securities, discuss whether the Bank of Japan will announce another round of quantitative easing when it concludes its two-day policy meeting tomorrow.

  • Impact of BoJ Easing on the Yen     Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 9:40 PM ET

    Nizam Idris, MD, head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies at Macquarie speculates about the impact of BoJ easing on the yen.

  • Will the BOJ Expand Faster Than the Fed?     Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist, RBS says the rate at which the BOJ is expanding its balance sheet is on par with the Fed's plan for next year. He says USD/JPY is clearly on an upward trend and could hit 90 very quickly.

  • Global Growth to Hit 3% in 2013: Expert     Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management says a recovering U.S economy will help bring global growth in 2013 to 3%.