Hayden Briscoe, Director of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, explains why he believes the Bank of Japan to unleash further support measures .» Read More
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.
The markets jump on reports central banks are putting plans in place to prepare for the Greek elections; UK bankers say they will take whatever steps necessary to protect their currency; the video game industry continues its free fall; Allen Stanford is sentenced to 110 years in jail.
Naomi Fink, Japan Strategist, Jefferies said foreign investors are needed in Japan as they control 60 percent of trading volume, and domestic sentiment is not yet strong enough to drive the markets.
Eisuke Sakakibara, Former Vice Finance Minister of Japan, also known as 'Mr Yen' - says that the current USD-JPY rates are not uncomfortably high, and are not at a critical level for exporters.
Stuart Oakley, Head of Emerging Markets FX Trading, RBS says investors should focus on positioning in short term capital flows when trading the Euro. He recommends paring back shorts on the currency before the Greek elections.
The Bank of Japan has a chance late this week to try and stem the yen's rise - but this strategist doubts it will happen.
"I'm not so hopeful that they're going to raise the target but I am hopeful that increasing political pressure will perhaps drive a greater commitment to the existing 1 percent," Naomi Fink, Japan Strategist, at Jefferies, said.
Boris Schlossberg, Director of Currency Research at GFT Forex, thinks that the euro has room to fall further if the ECB does not step in to stem the currency's decline.
Economic woes dog the euro and hound the pound - it's time for your FX Fix.
Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist, CLSA says rising JGB demand is a result of unwillingness by traders to buy European bonds due to the deteriorating outlook there.
Adrian Foster, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific, Rabobank, gives his assessment of the yen after Fitch cut Japan's sovereign credit status.
Martin Schulz, Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute says the Japanese Ministry of Finance is interested in getting more liquidity into the market and might circumvent the Bank of Japan with an intervention soon.
A rating cut on Japan sent the yen lower, but this strategist thinks it won't last.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities says Japan's labor market is showing signs of improvement, pointing to rising wages.
Breaking down how Japan's debt compares to the U.S market, and where value exists, with Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree Asset Management; Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management; and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.
Japan is about to join Europe in the debt crisis ranks, with the two regions offering the best opportunities for investors to bet against, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass said.
John Horner, FX Strategist, Deutsche Bank, says the Japanese yen is starting to outperform again and can be a safety trade.
Dan Slater, Director, Economist Corporate Network says the Bank of Japan will expand its asset purchase program by a 'token' 5 trillion yen.
Craig Ferguson, Director, Antipodean Capital Management doesn't expect anything dramatic from BOJ policy. He sees a range-bound scenario for the dollar-yen.