Bank of Japan


  • Is Aggressive Easing Japan's Only Cure?  Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS questions if aggressive easing is the only solution to Japan's deflation battle as overall investment, which is crucial to perk up the economy, remains sluggish.

  • How Japan Can Crawl Out Of Deflation  Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities sheds light on Japan's incentives to raise base pay that the government hopes will result in higher consumer spending.

  • Don't Overthink G-7 Communiques: Strategist Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    The G-7 statement and after-statement rocked currency markets and left investors wondering what was really intended. This strategist says it's all just talk.

  • Why a Ho-Hum Bank of Japan Meeting Still Matters Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:54 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    February's Bank of Japan meeting should be less action-packed than January's, which saw unprecedented steps to revive a weak economy. Still, the meeting is important, especially as the central bank prepares to usher in a change in its top policy makers, analysts say.

  • More Messy Days Ahead for the Yen  Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Peter Whitley, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says to expect more volatility in the yen ahead of the BOJ meeting.

  • Dollar/Yen Seen Rising to 100: Pro  Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Chief Economist, Japan Macro Advisors sees dollar/ yen rising to the 95 -110 area. He says the Bank of Japan's stimulus will be put on the back-burner until new management takes over.

  • BOJ Should Set 2-Year Target for Inflation Goal: ADB Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda said two years was an appropriate time frame for the Bank of Japan to meet its new inflation goal, but declined to comment on whether he was in the running to take over at the central bank next month.

  • Inflation Is Needed to Reduce Debt: Pro  Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Clem Chambers, CEO, ADVFN says inflation is the easiest way for major economies to reduce the value of their debt. He says monetizing debt is the way to drive inflation in Japan.

  • Can 'Abenomics' Save the Global Economy?  Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Clem Chambers, CEO, ADVFN explains why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies could lead to a complete change in the country's paradigm.

  • QE to Push Gold, Silver Higher: Silver Wheaton CEO Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    So long as central banks around the world continue to print money, the price of gold and silver will likely push higher, Silver Wheaton CEO Randy Smallwood said Thursday on CNBC.

  • Japan PM's Push for Radical BOJ Head Meets Resistance Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 1:52 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    The Japanese prime minister's push for a governor who will lead a radical policy shake up at the Bank of Japan is meeting resistance from his own cabinet and financial bureaucrats, who fear extreme measures from the central bank may trigger a damaging rise in bond yields.

  • Erik Wytenus, Head of Foreign Exchange and Commodities at J.P. Morgan Private Bank explains how he thinks Shinzo Abe is going to break Japan's deflationary circumstance.

  • How Low Will the Yen Go? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    Masaaki Shirakawa

    The yen's historic fall is showing no signs of stopping, and with a new Bank of Japan governor on the way, this strategist has a plan for getting in on the trend.

  • Pro: Levels to Watch on Gold Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Pro trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at important technical indicators for the yellow metal.

  • Aussie Slips on Retail Sales, Yen Slides Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:57 AM ET

    Downbeat retail sales slam the Australian dollar and a central banker's departure dents the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Getting on the Yen Train  Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Chris Eagle, Global Head of FX at Marex Spectron says the market is chasing the yen higher.

  • A Clean Slate at the BOJ  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says it makes sense for BOJ Governor Shirakawa to step aside at the same time as his deputies. He discusses who could be the next governor.

  • Nikkei Surges 4% as Yen Slumps Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:27 PM ET
    Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan

    Japanese stocks surged 4 percent to its highest level in more than four years on Wednesday, after the yen declined sharply on bets that a decision by the head of the Bank of Japan to step down early will bring forward aggressive monetary easing.

  • Why Is the US So Silent on the Yen? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    Officials elsewhere are complaining, but U.S. policymakers have maintained a conspicuous silence regarding the yen's weakness. Here's one theory why.

  • Where Other Asian Countries See the Yen Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 4:14 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Almost none of Japan's neighbors think there is a fundamental case for a weaker dollar against the yen, this expert says.