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Bank of Japan


  • The Best Trade in Town: Pro   Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 7:05 PM ET
    Long Dollar-Yen - It's The Best Trade in Town: Pro

    Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura says to be long USD/JPY is the best trade in town. He is anticipating a lot of capital to flow out of Japan on the back of BOJ's aggressive easing steps.

  • Yen Skids to Nearly 4-Year low vs Dollar Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:51 PM ET
    Does the Yen’s Pullback Take the Heat Off Bank of Japan?

    The yen plummeted to its lowest against the dollar in nearly four years and reached a three-year trough versus the euro on Monday after the Bank of Japan kicked off its aggressive monetary easing program in an attempt to beat persistent deflation.

  • Oil Refining’s Fortunes Rise

    Oil prices edged higher, lifted by gains in gasoline futures and strong selling of the spread between Brent crude and U.S. crude.

  • Why Gold Will Continue to Underperform Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:31 PM ET
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    Anthony Grisanti of GRZ Energy looks at what's moving gold.

  • Will BOJ Buying Sink Yen?   Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Will BOJ Buying Sink Yen?

    Axel Merk, Merk Investments president & CIO, weighs in on whether a potential currency battle is brewing.

  • Yen to Hit Record Levels?   Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Yen to Hit Record Levels?

    Neil Looker, chief dealer institutional FX at City Index, tells CNBC that there is a "queue of buyers" ready to push the yen back above 100 and towards a very attainable 2009 high of 101.45.

  • Santelli: Did Bank of Japan Declare War Against Bonds?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading, about Japan's bond buying programs. And is there a currency battle brewing, with Axel Merk, Merk Mutual Funds.

  • What Investors Are Not Considering With BoJ Moves

    Glenn Maguire, Principal & Chief Economist at Asia Sentry Advisory says that investors are not considering a key factor related to the recent BoJ moves. If households are not willing to spend and companies not willing to invest, then that money will sit in back accounts and the full effects of the stimulus will not be experienced.

  • Dollar-Yen May Hit 100 This Week: Pro   Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    Dollar-Yen May Hit 100 This Week: Pro

    Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist at CLSA discusses the momentum in Japanese financial markets and how it may lead the yen to hit 100 by the end of the week.

  • No Reason to Fight the BOJ: Pro   Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    No Reason To Fight The BoJ: Pro

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank says the time is ripe to get back into Japanese equities as the central bank pulls out all stops to get the economy moving.

  • US Dollar Stumbles After Dismal Jobs Data Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies on Friday, hitting nearly two-week lows against the euro, as weaker-than-expected jobs data raised concerns that the pace of recovery in the American labor market has slowed.

  • Will Europe Become Japan?   Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Will Europe Become Japan?

    Davide Serra, founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, tells CNBC why he doesn't expect Europe to become like Japan, suggesting that the ECB's help is much more conditional than its BoJ counterpart.

  • Japan Needs Economic Reform   Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Japan Needs Economic Reform

    Matt Sherwood, Head of Investment Market Research at Perpetual says Japan's market rally could fade if the government does not implement economic reforms.

  • Keynesianism in Japan   Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Keynesianism in Japan

    Niall Ferguson, Professor at Harvard University says a regime change in policy has happened in Japan. He says the BoJ and other central banks' measures are actually backward looking, applying 1930s Keynesianism.

  • Reform is the Counterpoint to BoJ Easing   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 10:20 PM ET
    Reform is the Counterpoint to BoJ Easing

    Clay Carter, Head of International Equities at Perennial Investment Partners discusses the BoJ's aggressive new monetary policy.

  • George Soros: BOJ Stimulus 'Quite Dangerous'   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:35 PM ET
    George Soros: Why BOJ Stimulus is Dangerous

    George Soros, Founder & Chairman of Soros Fund Management speaks to CNBC about the Bank of Japan's unprecedented stimulus program and how it could potentially work against the economy.

  • Gradual Recovery On Track For Japan: Pro   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    Gradual Recovery On Track For Japan: Pro

    Hiroshi Watanabe, President & CEO at Japan Bank for International Cooperation is optimistic on Japan markets with Shinzo Abe at the helm and Haruhiko Kuroda at the BOJ. He expects the inflation rate and wages to rise.

  • Stiglitz: Japan QE May Outshine US   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:40 PM ET
     Stiglitz: Japan QE May Have Bigger Impact Than US

    Joseph Stiglitz, Professor at Columbia University and 2001 Nobel Prize Winner says he's hopeful that Japanese stimulus will produce a bigger domestic effect than the U.S QE program.

  • Stiglitz: Kuroda's Stimulus to Outshine Bernanke   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 6:30 PM ET
    Stiglitz: Kuroda's Move May Reduce Japan's Debt

    Joseph Stiglitz, Professor at Columbia University and 2001 Nobel Prize Winner, discusses why he thinks the Bank of Japan's stimulus program is likely to be more successful than the U.S. Federal Reserve's QE programs.

  • Audacious BOJ Policy Sends Dollar, Euro Soaring Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    The dollar and euro made their largest percentage gains against the yen since late 2008 after the Bank of Japan surprised the markets with an ambitious plan to fight deflation in a radical overhaul of policy.