Bank of Japan


  • Dollar/Yen Seen Rising to 100: Pro  Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Chief Economist, Japan Macro Advisors sees dollar/ yen rising to the 95 -110 area. He says the Bank of Japan's stimulus will be put on the back-burner until new management takes over.

  • BOJ Should Set 2-Year Target for Inflation Goal: ADB Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda said two years was an appropriate time frame for the Bank of Japan to meet its new inflation goal, but declined to comment on whether he was in the running to take over at the central bank next month.

  • Inflation Is Needed to Reduce Debt: Pro  Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Clem Chambers, CEO, ADVFN says inflation is the easiest way for major economies to reduce the value of their debt. He says monetizing debt is the way to drive inflation in Japan.

  • Can 'Abenomics' Save the Global Economy?  Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Clem Chambers, CEO, ADVFN explains why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies could lead to a complete change in the country's paradigm.

  • QE to Push Gold, Silver Higher: Silver Wheaton CEO Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    So long as central banks around the world continue to print money, the price of gold and silver will likely push higher, Silver Wheaton CEO Randy Smallwood said Thursday on CNBC.

  • Japan PM's Push for Radical BOJ Head Meets Resistance Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 1:52 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    The Japanese prime minister's push for a governor who will lead a radical policy shake up at the Bank of Japan is meeting resistance from his own cabinet and financial bureaucrats, who fear extreme measures from the central bank may trigger a damaging rise in bond yields.

  • Erik Wytenus, Head of Foreign Exchange and Commodities at J.P. Morgan Private Bank explains how he thinks Shinzo Abe is going to break Japan's deflationary circumstance.

  • How Low Will the Yen Go? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    Masaaki Shirakawa

    The yen's historic fall is showing no signs of stopping, and with a new Bank of Japan governor on the way, this strategist has a plan for getting in on the trend.

  • Pro: Levels to Watch on Gold Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Pro trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at important technical indicators for the yellow metal.

  • Aussie Slips on Retail Sales, Yen Slides Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:57 AM ET

    Downbeat retail sales slam the Australian dollar and a central banker's departure dents the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Getting on the Yen Train  Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Chris Eagle, Global Head of FX at Marex Spectron says the market is chasing the yen higher.

  • A Clean Slate at the BOJ  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says it makes sense for BOJ Governor Shirakawa to step aside at the same time as his deputies. He discusses who could be the next governor.

  • Nikkei Surges 4% as Yen Slumps Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:27 PM ET
    Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan

    Japanese stocks surged 4 percent to its highest level in more than four years on Wednesday, after the yen declined sharply on bets that a decision by the head of the Bank of Japan to step down early will bring forward aggressive monetary easing.

  • Why Is the US So Silent on the Yen? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    Officials elsewhere are complaining, but U.S. policymakers have maintained a conspicuous silence regarding the yen's weakness. Here's one theory why.

  • Where Other Asian Countries See the Yen Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 4:14 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Almost none of Japan's neighbors think there is a fundamental case for a weaker dollar against the yen, this expert says.

  • BOJ Easing Is a Game Changer  Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 10:20 PM ET

    Mark Hibbs, managing director and Portfolio Manager at Gen2 Partners tells CNBC's CashFlow why the BOJ's easing will impact the Japanese auto sector.

  • Can the Nikkei Retest Its Previous High?  Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia, ING Financial Markets says that bear markets like the Nikkei can touch new highs, once a recovery is in place.

  • BOJ Deputy Governor Signals Further Monetary Stimulus Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:48 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan may ease monetary policy further if needed, its deputy governor said, offering the strongest signal to date by a central bank policymaker that more stimulus may be on the way to achieve the bank's new 2 percent inflation target.

  • Continued Trend for Yen Weakness  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says buy the dollar into any JPY drop in coming weeks. He also discusses how to trade the EUR and GBP.

  • Finding Value in Japan's Banks  Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    Brian Waterhouse, Senior Analyst, Japan Banks, CLSA discusses the merits of increasing exposure to Japan's banking sector. He adds that loan growth is still fairly anemic.