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Shrikant Bhat, Head of Wealth Management at Citibank Singapore Limited tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he's a fan of Japanese equities.
Shrikant Bhat, Head of Wealth Management at Citibank Singapore Limited tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks Japan is an attractive proposition at the moment.
Jesse Lentchner, CEO, Asia Pacific, BTIG, describes the many ways the Japanese government could weaken its currency, including moving on-shore savings off-shore.
Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist, JP Morgan Asset Management calls the U.S. Congress the most dysfunctional in the post-war era. He advises retail investors to ride through the volatility amid the U.S. debt debate.
David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist, DailyFX says there has been a huge build up of speculative short positions in the yen and there may be some profit taking on dollar gains. He says the trend in the yen is crystal clear.
The Bank of Japan will consider easing monetary policy again this month as it eyes doubling its inflation target, sources said.
Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM tells CNBC's Cash Flow why a correction in the yen is in order.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says one of the tail risks for the global economy in 2013 is the usage of capital controls. He says the idea of liberal economics and protectionism has come under question.
Adrian Foster, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific at Rabobank tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the yen.
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.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management sees an opportunity for investors to move into a risk-on phase in February.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.