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  • Bank of Japan Went Beyond Expectations: Expert   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    Bank of Japan Went Beyond Expectations: Expert

    Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, tells CNBC that the Bank of Japan went beyond market expectations with its aggressive easing.

  • Yen Won't Hit 100 Against Dollar: Economist   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 1:20 AM ET
    Yen Won't Hit 100 Against Dollar: Economist

    Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First Foreign Exchange, tells CNBC that despite the Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary policy easing, the yen won't weaken to 100 against the dollar, unless the bond buying is expanded to foreign debt.

  • Bank of Japan Unveils Aggressive Monetary Policy Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:51 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    The Bank of Japan on Thursday unveiled an aggressive monetary policy to end years of deflation in the world's third largest economy, pledging to double its government bond holdings in two years.

  • BoJ's Aggressive Moves   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    BoJ's Aggressive Moves

    James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says the Bank of Japan is pulling out all the stops to achieve the 2% inflation target. He shares his analysis on the BoJ's latest policy announcements.

  • Little Choice but Big Easing for BoJ: Expert   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:30 AM ET
    Little Choice but Big Easing for BoJ: Expert

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, tells CNBC that the BoJ had to pull out all the stops after building up expectations for Thursday's decision so much over the past few weeks.

  • BoJ's Risky Asset Purchases Essential: Expert   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    BoJ's Risky Asset Purchases Essential: Expert

    Craig Chan, head of FX strategy, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, tells CNBC that the BoJ's policy of risky asset purchases is essential to prevent a significant fall in dollar/yen.

  • Skepticism Rife Over Japanese Reform   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:05 PM ET
    Skepticism Rife Over Japanese Reform

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, tells CNBC that many Japanese business leaders remain skeptical over prime minister Abe's motives for reform.

  • Will Kuroda Deliver?   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 9:05 PM ET
    Will Kuroda Deliver?

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia says that the BOJ will disappoint. He explains why.

  • Japan's 2% Inflation Target Achievable?   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:10 PM ET
    Japan's 2% Inflation Target Achievable?

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities, and Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG, argue whether there is value in Japan equities.

  • Yen & The BoJ: The Road Ahead   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:30 PM ET
    Yen & The BoJ: The Road Ahead

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi remains cautious on the yen while weighing the impact of BoJ easing and other global central bank strategies on major currencies across the board.

  • Why Is the Yen Strengthening Ahead of BOJ?   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    Why is the Yen Strengthening Ahead of BOJ?

    Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management, explains why the Japanese currency has been rising in recent sessions ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy review.

  • What Could Send Gold Into a 'Major Tailspin' Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    Pro trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key levels for the precious metal.

  • Why the BoJ Pessimism?   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Why the BoJ Pessimism?

    Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, and Kathleen Brooks, research director UK EMEA at Forex.com, discuss on CNBC why there is so much pessimism in the build up to Thursday's Bank of Japan meeting.

  • Can Japan's Central Banker Pull a Draghi?   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:00 AM ET
    Can Japan's Central Banker Pull a Draghi?

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist, BNY Mellon, discusses the Bank of Japan's Governor's pledge to do "whatever it takes" to end deflation and says there's only so much central bankers can do.

  • Great Expectations For BoJ   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Great Expectations For BoJ

    John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says the markets are expecting aggressive easing from the BoJ but there might be some disappointment.

  • 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.