Bank of Japan


  • Can the Nikkei Retest Its Previous High?  Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia, ING Financial Markets says that bear markets like the Nikkei can touch new highs, once a recovery is in place.

  • BOJ Deputy Governor Signals Further Monetary Stimulus Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:48 PM ET

    The Bank of Japan may ease monetary policy further if needed, its deputy governor said, offering the strongest signal to date by a central bank policymaker that more stimulus may be on the way to achieve the bank's new 2 percent inflation target.

  • Continued Trend for Yen Weakness  Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says buy the dollar into any JPY drop in coming weeks. He also discusses how to trade the EUR and GBP.

  • Finding Value in Japan's Banks  Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    Brian Waterhouse, Senior Analyst, Japan Banks, CLSA discusses the merits of increasing exposure to Japan's banking sector. He adds that loan growth is still fairly anemic.

  • Yen Can Reach 95 Mark in Months  Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Adarsh Sinha, Head of Asia Pacific G10 FX Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research says Japan's domestic retail investors can provide the next leg up for the yen-dollar trade, boosting it to the 95 mark in 3 to 4 months.

  • Japan's Yen Policy Under Fire Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Japan's economy minister rejected criticism on Saturday that his country's extraordinary fiscal and monetary stimulus program was aimed at weakening the yen and undermined central bank independence.

  • Kim Choong-Soo, governor of the Bank of Korea, tells CNBC that financially speaking a lot of things have been eased and the global economy is moving in the right direction.

  • Where the Yen Is Headed Next Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:07 PM ET

    The yen has been rallying since the Bank of Japan announced stimulus plans that fell short of investor hopes, but this expert doubts it can last.

  • Did Bank of Japan Just Kill the Dollar-Yen Rally? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:33 PM ET

    Contrary to expectations, the BOJ's boldest steps yet to boost a flagging economy have triggered a swift change in course for a falling yen.

  • What Will BOJ Do for Its Ailing Economy?  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 10:20 PM ET

    Masayuki Kichikawa, Managing Director & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch discusses the steps that the BOJ will undertake to meet its 2% inflation target.

  • Next on List for Bank of Japan? A New Governor Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    After pressuring Japan's central bank into overhauling monetary policy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared the change "epoch making". Next on his to-do list: find a central bank chief more sympathetic to his views than the current governor.

  • Fed Should Set Inflation Target Like BOJ: Pro  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners says he likes the BOJ's decision to have a 2% inflation target and says the Fed should do the same. He is confident the BOJ's latest moves will pull Japan out of its economic malaise.

  • The Bank of Japan is doubling its inflation target to 2 percent, and will begin the program in 2014, with CNBC's David Faber.

  • Yen Lifts On Central Bank Move, Euro Swings Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan's long awaited stimulus plan falls short and the euro rides on fact and fear - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Inflation to Become a Reality in Japan: Expert  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Ed Rogers, CEO of Rogers Investment Advisors, tells CNBC that Tuesday marks a true inflection point as the Bank of Japan, together with Japanese leadership, begins the process of re-inflating their economy.

  • From Cautious to Bold, Can the Bank of Japan Deliver? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 2:36 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    The Bank of Japan (BOJ) entered a new era on Tuesday, unveiling an aggressive monetary policy aimed at pushing Japan's economy out of a slump. But the question is whether the central bank, with a reputation of being cautious, can now deliver?

  • Further Yen Weakness Unlikely: Japan’s ‘Mr Yen’ Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 11:03 PM ET
    Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Finance Minister of Japan, also known as "Mr. Yen."

    Further weakness in the yen, trading near its lowest level in more than two years against the dollar, is unlikely given the currency's recent and rapid decline, said former top currency official in Japan Professor Eisuke Sakakibara, adding that a dollar/yen rate around 90 'sufficient' for Japan's manufacturers to reap the benefits of a weakened currency.

  • Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura analyses the BOJ's latest announcement as it breaks in real time.

  • Will the Yen Depreciate Any Further?  Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Eisuke Sakakibara, Former Vice Finance Minister of Japan, and Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University says the yen is not likely to depreciate further. He explains why.

  • Keeping Japan's Economic Engine Running  Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 7:35 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan says there needs to be broad co-ordination if Japan wants to get out of its economic funk. He adds that the 2% inflation target is a good indicator to have.