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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.
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.
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.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management says the yen could see a bit of weakness against the USD and one of her favorite trades is to go long USD-JPY.
David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials, CreditSights says that the level of loan losses are low for Japanese banks but earnings are volatile due to huge bond investments.
Mansoor Mohi-uddin, Chief Currency Strategist, UBS Investment Bank says the bank is sticking to its forecast of 1.15 for the euro.
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Investors have been betting on a lower yen for years. These strategists say it's time to stop.
Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist, CLSA says that politicians should put pressure on the Bank of Japan to buy longer term paper, rather than the bonds with 2 to 3 year maturities they've been buying.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank says that Germans are close to saying no to the ESM as its liability on Germany is unknown.
Investors yawned when the European Central Bank cut interest rates last week. This strategist says they were wrong.
Jesper Koll, Managing Director & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan says that PM Noda will probably be able to implement the sales tax bill and still remain in office as Prime Minister.
Ready for some good economic news? Don't ask the currency strategists at Barclays Capital.
Masayuki Kichikawa, Chief Japan Economist & MD, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities says the better-than-expected data is due to relatively strong domestic demand which is softening the impact from the euro zone crisis. He adds that the data could prompt the BOJ to pause on rates at its next meeting.
While foreign demand for Japanese government debt is rising, analysts warn that a" mother of all bubbles" may be brewing in this safe haven asset.
Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist, CLSA says that if a snap election is called, the ruling Democratic Party of Japan could lose because it voted to double the country's consumption tax from 5 percent.
Japan will release its latest CPI report on Thursday, and this strategist has a trading plan.
Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist, National Australia Bank does not believe the Fed will move on monetary policy when it meets today. She adds that investors should expect a dollar rally on the Fed's inaction.
Officials brace for the Greek election and it's tax time in Russia — time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details ahead of Greek elections this weekend, including reports of leniency for Greece if the pro-bailout party wins.