Bank of Japan


  • Japan has a miserable future ahead of it without radical changes to the business climate, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus has told CNBC.

  • The Greek drama plays on and the Brazilian real crosses a line — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Reviving Japan's Economy     Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 5:10 AM ET

    Mark Hibbs, MD & Portfolio Manager, Gen2 Partners & David Cook, Associate Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology discuss the Japanese economy's road to revival as the country approaches an election due on December 16. Cook explains why it is the inefficiency of Japan's business sector, not monetary policy, that is plaguing Japan. Hibbs says that potential leader Shinzo Abe gives some hope to market participants who may be pessimistic about the current governor's policy implementations.

  • BOJ Must Act to Appease Citizens: Pro     Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy, Jefferies says that the Bank of Japan is stuck in a corner and it has to act on monetary policy to appease the population.

  • US Economy to Drive Dollar-Yen to 86     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 10:20 PM ET

    Nick Verdi, Director of FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan, Barclays, says Japan's elections will continue to drive the yen in the near term, but U.S. fundamentals will be the real push to take dollar-yen to the 86 level.

  • Bernanke's Case for a Weaker Yen Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 3:24 PM ET

    Investors are so down on the euro that this pro thinks it could make a better currency play than the dollar.

  • Why Yen Has Further to Fall Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 1:20 PM ET

    The Japanese currency has been beaten up lately, but tax hikes and political currents will keep the pressure on.

  • Bull Market for Japanese Equities in 2013: Pro     Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 8:05 PM ET

    Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak: Macro Strategies says that the likely LDP win and a less independent BOJ will be bullish for Japanese stocks next year.

  • Japan's Economy in 'Near-Recession' State:     Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Yoshito Sakakibara, Executive Director, Investment Research, JP Morgan Asset Management says there's no doubt that Japan's economy is weakening. He adds that any policy that will help support growth will be badly needed.

  • Euro Gets a Lift, Turkey Gets a Cut Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 7:56 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan stands pat and the Greek drama plays on — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says the currency market is optimistic over the euro zone's outlook despite the downgrade of France by ratings agency Moody's.

  • BOJ to Keep Rates Unchanged     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Ben Collett, Head of Japanese Equities, Louis Capital Markets says that Japan's central bank is unlikely to move on rates until after the general elections.

  • The Game Changer Rocking the Yen Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    A political call for monetary easing is roiling the yen and upending traders' longstanding risk-based strategies.

  • Wilting Yen Points to Easing, but Japan May Wait Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:09 AM ET

    Expectations for aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) are driving the yen lower, but economists rule out such policy action when the central bank concludes a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday.

  • Japanese stocks have rallied over five percent in the past week on the prospect of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) - a proponent of unlimited monetary easing – winning a majority in the December elections, and analysts forecast bumper gains for the country’s equity markets if this scenario plays out.

  • David Forrester, Senior Vice President of G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, suggests selling the euro against the dollar on rallies back towards the 1.30 level as Greek financing talks will likely have limited impact.

  • Yen Intervention Will Hurt JGB Market: Pro     Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research, ANZ says Japan is likely to hurt fiscal financing if it succeeds in lowering the yen, as JGB yields will probably rise above 1% with more policy intervention.

  • Yen to Weaken If BOJ Takes Aggressive Stance     Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Russell Jones, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Westpac Institutional Bank sees a prolonged period of yen weakness if the Bank of Japan takes a more aggressive stance, following the potential leadership changes in Japan.

  • How to Trade the Pre-Thanksgiving Calm Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    The currency markets should be less volatile ahead of the U.S. holiday, and that means good news for a key risk-sensitive currency.

  • Are the Days of a Strong Japanese Yen Numbered? Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 9:56 PM ET

    Yet another change of leadership in Japan and the prospect of more aggressive monetary easing have sent the safe haven yen tumbling to a six-month low and currency strategists tell CNBC the days of a strong yen may finally be over.