Bank of Japan


  • How to Play the BOJ Meeting: Pro   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    How to Play the BOJ Meeting; Pro

    Nick Maroutsos, Founder & Managing Director at Kapstream Capital explains why currency hedging rather than government bond yields are the best way to profit from Japan's central bank meeting.

  • BOJ's Kuroda Faces Challenge in Swaying Board Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:16 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    The new Bank of Japan governoris struggling to build a consensus ahead of his first central bank board meeting this week, risking disappointing markets that expect a radical shift in its policymaking framework.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Japan's central bank will hold its first 2-day policy board meeting under the new leadership tomorrow, and new chief Haruhiko Kuroda has reaffirmed all options are still on the table to meet the 2% inflation target. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • Will Japan’s Central Bank Deliver or Disappoint? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan's two-day meeting which begins Wednesday will arguably be the most closely-watched in years given expectations for a radical monetary policy.

  • Easing Won't Solve Japan's Problems: Pro   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Easing Won't Solve Japan's Problems: Pro

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, explains why any monetary stimulus from the Bank of Japan would only amount to sound and fury in the medium term.

  • How to Trade Japan's Monetary Easing   Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 11:22 PM ET
    Japan has 'Turned a Corner'

    Glen Wood, Head of Sales, Global at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities tells CNBC's Cash Flow which Japanese stocks he likes in the lead up to the BoJ's much anticipated policy meeting.

  • Improving Japan's Corporate Sentiment   Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 7:11 PM ET
    Improving Japan's Corporate Sentiment

    Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, explains why it will be difficult to get Japanese corporations to invest overseas.

  • Will the Jobs Report Keep the Bulls Running? Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 8:03 PM ET

    The start of the second quarter gives bulls a lot to think about: the US jobs report, plus central-bank meetings in Europe and Japan. Will they keep running or take a break?

  • Mario Draghi

    Next week, much of the action will again be outside the United States, with the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan both meeting.

  • Dollar-Yen Could Go Lower   Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:20 AM ET
    Dollar-Yen Could Go Lower

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Bank expects the USD/JPY currency to trade lower because a lot of policy news from the BOJ and government are already priced in. Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management joins the conversation.

  • BOJ Seen Starting Asset Purchases Immediately Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:18 AM ET
    The Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan is likely to start open-ended asset purchases immediately rather than in 2014 and consider setting a new target to buy longer-dated bonds at its rate review next week, sources say.

  • Yen at Fair Value Tops Abe's Priorities: Pro   Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:17 PM ET
    Yen at Fair Value Tops Abe's Priorities: Pro

    Ron Napier, Head at Napier Investment Advisors, explains how weakening the yen until it hits fair value with the greenback will encourage domestic investment from Japanese corporates.

  • Reasons to Believe 'Sell in May' Might Turn to Buying Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the NYSE

    One firm believes there are reasons to take the other side of the "Sell in May" trade, making the case against selling now.

  • Japan-EU Trade Pact Supports Abenomics   Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:50 PM ET
    Japan-EU Trade Pact Supports Abenomics: Pro

    Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO, Rogers Investment Advisors explains how Japan's free trade agreement with the European Union is part of Prime Minister Abe's strategy to revive the economy.

  • More Than Easing Needed to Make Tokyo Stocks a Buy   Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    Buying Tokyo Stocks Will Take More Than Easing

    Eric Sprott, CEO at Sprott Asset Management explains why promises of money printing by the Bank of Japan's new leadership isn't enough reason to buy Japanese stocks.

  • Crude Oil Falls, but Traders Remain Bullish Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    oil barrels

    Crude oil fell on Thursday, yet some traders saw it as a bullish sign that black gold wasn't trading at a lower level.

  • Funds From Japan Move Into Europe & EM   Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:25 PM ET
    Investors Put Their Money in Europe & EM on Expectations of BoJ Stimulus

    Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC Global Research says significant flows from Japan's private sector investors towards Europe & EM have been detected.

  • 'Don't Disappoint:' The Message for Kuroda   Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Sebastien Galy of Societe Generale says new BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda doesn't necessarily need to come out with guns blazing; he just needs to stabilize markets.

  • New BOJ Head Poised to Lead Regime Change Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:09 PM ET
    Haruhiko Kuroda

    Haruhiko Kuroda has long been frustrated with Japan's poor economic performance. Now, as the Bank of Japan's new governor, he can do something about it.

  • Haruhiko Kuroda

    Stocks did nothing for the first 10 minutes or so after the Fed announcement, but after that the Dow suddenly shot up almost 40 points, while bonds remained unchanged. The new head of the BOJ is scheduled to hold his first press conference tomorrow.