Bank of Japan


  • Low Inflation to Hurt Yen: Pro     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist at BNY Mellon says the nominal dollar-yen rate will continue to decline if inflation continues to stay near 0% in Japan.

  • Yen Sags, Dollar Drifts, Greece Goes for Austerity Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    Greece bites the bullet and Japanese GDP sags — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • What Will Save the Japanese Economy? Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    The Japanese economy shrank in the third quarter — the first time since last year — prodding the world’s third biggest economy into recession and prompting its central bank to announce that it will continue “powerful monetary easing” to boost growth.

  • Sandy's Winds Could Lift the Dollar: Pro Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Natural disasters often boost risk aversion, and Sandy is probably no exception.

  • The Bank of Japan falls short and Europeans go shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • BoJ Eases Policy for 2nd Consecutive Month     Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, tells CNBC that the Bank of Japan wants to appear on track but the market perception is that they are falling behind and wanted stronger measures.

  • Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says the BOJ's asset purchase plan should only be the start of its monetary intervention policy.

  • BOJ Stimulus Needs Revitalization: Pro     Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 8:59 PM ET

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says the Bank of Japan will probably only inject a 'token' amount of liquidity at its policy meeting. He feels a new leader with a more aggressive approach is needed.

  • The Bank of Japan is tipped to ease monetary policy on Tuesday by expanding its asset-purchase program for a second straight month and analysts reckon it won’t be the last time either as the central bank ramps up its efforts to prop up a weak economy.

  • Sell Euro Above 1.31 on Weak Euro Zone Outlook     Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 10:43 PM ET

    Tom Averill, Managing Director at Rochford Capital suggests selling the EUR/USD above 1.31 on a bearish outlook for the euro zone as Spain and Greece are likely to face more troubles ahead.

  • BOJ Needs to Stimulate Economy     Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist, CIBC says that Japan needs to do a lot more to stimulate its economy.

  • How to Trade the Yen's Slide Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:53 PM ET

    Investors are eagerly awaiting more easing from the Bank of Japan, but this strategist says the trading opportunity is not so simple.

  • Where the Dollar Goes From Here Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    Companies are blaming disappointing earnings on a strong dollar. This pro says they can breathe easier in the fourth quarter.

  • BOJ to Lead Asia's Central Banks Easing Push     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 11:37 PM ET

    Thio Chin Loo, Senior Currency Strategist at BNP Paribas, says the BOJ looks set to ease at its Oct 30 meeting and suggests other Asian central banks could follow suit.

  • Expect RBA to Cut Rates: Pro     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS, says investors should price in a rate cut for the Aussie.

  • Japan Export Demand     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan says that Tokyo's Island spat with Beijing is turbo-charging the downturn in trade between the two countries.

  • Where the Yen Is Headed Now Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 8:59 AM ET

    Got a yen for the Japanese currency? Be careful, this strategist says.

  • Why Asia Can’t Pull Global Economy Out of Crisis Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 5:19 AM ET

    Asian economies, which powered the global recovery following the 2008 financial crisis, are unlikely to pull the world out of its current slump, given the inadequate response from policymakers in the region, analysts told CNBC.

  • Japan August Core Machinery Orders Fall 3.3% on Month Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:03 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders fell 3.3 percent in August from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, a sign that slowing demand in China and the broadening pain from Europe's debt crisis are sapping corporate appetite to spend.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Dips, the IMF Gets Gloomy Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    Earnings weigh on risk and the IMF issues a euro zone warning — it's time for your FX Fix.