Bank of Japan


  • BoJ Chief: Will Pursue Powerful Monetary Easing     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 4:40 AM ET

    Jesper Koll, managing director and head of Japanese equity at JP Morgan Securities, told CNBC, "The Bank of Japan in February really fundamentally changed in my opinion. They are focused now, zero inflation is not an option anymore, they want positive inflation."

  • To Curb Or Not to Curb the Yen Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 3:23 PM ET

    Japanese officials talk about curbing the yen's rise, but whether it's just chatter - or whether it will work - is unclear.

  • Euro Dips, Yen Lifts, Brazil Has a Beef Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 7:56 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan stays pat and a trade surplus grows in China - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • We're in Bull Market Despite Jobs Data: Strategist Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:51 AM ET

    The outlook for stock markets is "more promising today than it was near the end of last year," and the bull market has a way to go despite the temporary "bump steer" caused by last Friday's dismal jobs report, a strategist told CNBC.com on Tuesday.

  • BOJ Must Take Action to Keep the Yen Weak     Sunday, 8 Apr 2012 | 11:33 PM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Japan Chief Economist, Global Economics Research, Société Générale discusses what the Bank of Japan can do to keep the yen from strengthening further.

  • BOJ's Balancing Act     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan explains how a balance of tighter fiscal policy and easier monetary policy is the way out for Japan.

  • Japanese Stocks Undervalued: Strategist     Sunday, 1 Apr 2012 | 11:36 PM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Director & Strategist, CLSA, says Japanese stocks are undervalued and sees the Topix at 950-1000 by the end of the year.

  • Reflation Key for Japan Economy     Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 11:13 PM ET

    Naomi Fink, Japan Strategist, Jefferies says implementing the proposed sales tax is less of an immediate issue then reflation.

  • How to Trade the Dollar's Dive Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 8:41 AM ET
    Canadian Loons

    Fed comments about monetary easing may have hurt the dollar, but they also lifted hopes for the economy. Here's one strategist's plan.

  • Dollar Lifts, Japan Holds Steady Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Dollar-Yen Trade to See Further Upside     Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 7:34 PM ET

    Sean Callow, Currency Strategist, Westpac Bank, says the dollar-yen trade is gaining momentum and is likely to hit the 83 level.

  • For Big Returns, Think Small Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 1:39 PM ET

    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.

  • BoJ to Ease Policy Further     Sunday, 11 Mar 2012 | 8:36 PM ET

    Christian Carrillo, Head of Asia-Pacific Interest Rate Strategy, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, says the Bank of Japan will increase its asset purchase program and inject more liquidity into the Japanese economy as the country fights persistent deflation.

  • Why the Yen's Star Is Fading Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    The yen was the top performing major currency in 2011, but what a difference a year makes.

  • Japan Logs Record Trade Deficit, Recovery Seen Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    Japan logged a record trade deficit in January, government data showed on Monday, the clearest evidence to date of pain from a firm yen, a global slowdown and rising fuel imports needed to offset declining use of nuclear power.

  • Low Wages Compound Japan's Grim Prospects Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:50 PM ET
    Woman on Escalator at Midtown Tokyo

    Workers around the developed world have been complaining of a squeeze on incomes over the past 20 years, but in Japan, thinner pay packets fuel wider deflation — making it even harder for the government to rein in its debt and for the BOJ to boost growth. The FT reports.

  • BOJ Eases Policy, Sets Near-Term Price Goal Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    A bank teller counts 10,000 yen (118 USD) bank notes in Tokyo on September 22, 2010. The USD tumbled against the yen in Asia after the US Federal Reserve indicated it was prepared to take further measures to boost a faltering economic recovery. The USD fell to 84.80 yen in Tokyo morning trade, down from 85.15 yen in New York.

    The Bank of Japan on Tuesday eased its policy by boosting asset purchases and defined 1 percent consumer inflation as a near-term goal in response to growing calls for more action to help the economy mired in deflation and weighed down by a strong yen.

  • Cloudy Outlook for Japan's Economy     Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Following Japan's disappointing GDP data, Dan Slater, Director, Economist Corporate Network, says the country needs to liberalize its economy further and allow more foreign money to come in.

  • Japan will not rule out taking any measures to battle speculative moves in currency markets, Finance Minister Jun Azumi said on Tuesday, after data showed Tokyo spent roughly 1 trillion yen ($13 billion) in November last year on intervention it had not previously announced.

  • Japan’s Companies Shun Low Borrowing Costs Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 8:32 PM ET
    Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    Central bank interest rates may be at historic lows but in many loan markets around the world companies are paying more to borrow, the eurozone debt crisis blunting lenders’ appetite for risk. Not so in Japan.