Bank of Japan


  • Japanese Firms Not Shareholder Friendly  Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy & Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management says Japanese companies are not shareholder friendly and that returns on capital are miserable.

  • Expert: Japan is Back!  Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Tomo Kinoshita, chief economist, Japan, at Nomura International, tells CNBC why Japan's monetary easing means the next BoJ governor will inherit a much more positive situation than that of his predecessor.

  • Bullish Japan Equities  Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners says whoever is the next BoJ governor will support the government's policies which will lift Japan's equity market.

  • Handicapping the Race for the BoJ Chief  Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, talks about the candidates for the post of chief of the Bank of Japan.

  • A Pause for the Japanese Yen  Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says the Japanese yen has failed to sustain movement around the 94 level. He does not see continued upward momentum for the JPY in the short term.

  • Abenomics: A Merger Between BOJ and MOF?  Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 8:05 PM ET

    Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management says there is a blurring in the distinction between Japan's fiscal and monetary policies. He discusses Toshiro Muto's lead in the running to be the next Bank of Japan chief.

  • Euro Not Uncomfortably High: Pro  Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 6:30 PM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy, Westpac Bank says the euro is still far away from a level that would weaken the growth outlook for the euro zone.

  • Expansionary Policies From Japan  Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Ulrich Leuchtmann, Global Head of FX Research at Commerzbank AG says there are a lot of expansionary policies from the Bank of Japan which leads to questions whether the ECB will do the same.

  • Bank of Japan Will Restart Purchases in 2014  Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:21 AM ET

    Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management says the Bank of Japan will resume purchases in January 2014.

  • Former top financial bureaucrat Toshiro Muto is the leading candidate to become Japan's next central bank governor with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pick a nominee as early as this week.

  • Japan to Pursue Aggressive Policies Regardless  Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 10:15 PM ET

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia at Bank Julius Baer said Japan would likely continue expanding its balance sheet whether or not it was criticized by the other G20 leaders. He noted that other central banks such as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are doing the same to support their economies.

  • Yen to Hit 100 in a Few Months: Expert  Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 9:00 PM ET

    Eddie Tam, CIO at Central Asset Investments is bearish on Japan, adding that the Nikkei could hit 12,000 and yen could hit 100 against the USD in the next few months.

  • No Yen Manipulation at Play: Finance Minister  Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 8:05 PM ET

    As a weak yen drives Japanese stocks higher, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick asked Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso if he believed the G-20 endorsed Tokyo's domestic stimulus plans.

  • Japan Finance Minister Relieved G-20 Heat Is Off Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 3:34 AM ET
    Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso

    Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has told CNBC he's satisfied that the Group of 20 (G-20) nations "understood" that his country was not trying to artificially manipulate its currency.

  • Expert: This is (Currency) War!  Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Daragh Maher, FX strategist at HSBC, tells CNBC that despite what the G20 are saying, there is a currency war taking place. Although Japan won't be able to maintain their aggressive weakening of the yen.

  • Japan's Deflation Needs to Be Defeated  Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says Europe and the U.S. need to understand that a stronger Japan's is ultimately good for the global economy.

  • No Case Against Competitive Devaluation at G20  Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says Japan has a legitimate case to fight against deflation which will bring down its currency.

  • Is This the Start of a Global Currency War?  Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist, BNY Mellon joins Axel Merk, President & Chief Investment Officer, Merk Investments and Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC Bank to discuss the possibility of an escalation of a global currency war ahead of a G20 meeting.

  • Is Asia's IPO Market Getting Its Mojo Back? Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Shares in Japan Prologis REIT, a real estate investment trust set up by the world's largest owner of industrial buildings, soared more than 20 percent in their Tokyo market debut on Thursday. The strong start for the $1 billion initial public offering (IPO) is a sign that Asia's IPO market is getting its buzz back, analysts say.

  • There Are No Currency Wars  Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Paul Donovan, Deputy Head, Global Economics at UBS says currencies normally move 10-15% in a year and that the current currency moves are normal fluctuations.