Bank of Japan


  • Jun Okumura, Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group explains why he thinks Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's picks for his new cabinet shows his confidence in Japan's bureaucracy.

  • Business Sentiment in Japan     Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:30 AM ET

    Marco Bardelli, CEO, UBI Capital Singapore says tankan results could have been worse considering the China-Japan dispute. He also expects the BOJ to stay put when they next meet.

  • Good Cause for Optimism in Japan: Pro     Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 9:30 PM ET

    John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group at Nikko Asset Management explains why there is room for optimism in Japan despite its sluggish economic recovery. He further discusses the political situation in the country and its effects on the country's economy going forward.

  • Rebuilding Japan's Economy     Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan breaks down the BOJ's tankan survey. He thinks the increased capex figures have to do with firms upgrading their facilities to prepare for a natural disaster.

  • Economic Fundamentals to Drive Yen's Moves     Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    David Forrester, Senior VP, G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie thinks any intervention will only impact the JPY temporarily. He also explains why he thinks the BOJ has been ineffective in generating inflation.

  • QE3 Triggers Fear of New Currency Wars Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:38 AM ET
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    Fear has crept into the foreign exchange markets: fear of central banks. Currency traders are rapidly shifting assets to countries seen as less likely to try to weaken their currencies, amid concern that the fresh round of U.S. monetary easing could trigger another clash in the “currency wars”, the FT reports.

  • Those Central Bank Moves Are Taking a Toll Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    Investors know what they want, and it isn't the G4 currencies.

  • A reported German challenge to European bond-buying dents the euro and commodity prices hit the Aussie - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Trading Easy-Money Currencies Just Got Harder Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 3:38 PM ET
    London Bridge

    Risk appetites are getting sated, and this strategist is wary of currencies from countries with stimulus programs underway.

  • How to Trade Currencies' 'Ugly Contest' Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 7:54 PM ET
    Christchurch, New Zealand

    All the central bank stimulus is turning investors away from safe havens and toward riskier currencies, giving this strategist a plan.

  • Where the Currency Bargains Are Now Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

    Emerging market currencies have been laggards, but this strategist thinks that could change.

  • Euro Slips, Yen Recovers, China Data Is a Downer Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    The euro takes a hit and investors ready for more central bank moves — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is Now the Time to Short the Euro? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan's easing move is leading this strategist to look for a sell sign for the euro.

  • Japan Eases, Euro Slips, Iceland Steps Back Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan eases, euro traders take profits, and Iceland says later for the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Your Currency Trade on an Up Stock Market Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:29 AM ET

    The euro has been on a tear against the dollar, but this strategist sees a better way to play the common currency.

  • Yen Slips, Euro Takes a Breather Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 7:26 AM ET

    A Bank of Japan meeting looms and Spain shies away from a bailout — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Masayuki Kichikawa, Managing Director and Chief Japan Economist at Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, as well as Mark Konyn, CEO of Cathay Conning Asset Management, both agree that the impact of the sales tax bill recently passed by Japan's parliament will have a more moderate impact than the sales tax hike that took effect back in 1996.

  • Japan Q2 GDP Rises 0.3% on Quarter     Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics thinks Japan's disappointing data will further strengthen the case for more stimulus in the second half of the year.

  • The Fed/BoJ Staring Contest     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 1:00 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says that he does not want to pick a side on the dollar/yen trade as the Bank of Japan is itself waiting to see what the U.S. Federal Reserve will do before it acts.

  • BoJ Likely to Hold Rates: Mizuho     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Mizuho Director Seijiro Takeshita expects the Bank of Japan to maintain rates, as well as the size of its asset purchase program, after its 2-day policy meeting. He joins CNBC to explain why.