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
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.
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.
The yen was a star in 2011, but this strategist thinks the party is over.
Japanese companies should take greater advantage of the strong yen to increase overseas investments and buy natural resources, according to the country’s economy minister. The Financial Times reports.
Rob Subbaraman, Chief Asia Economist, Nomura says that he sees both the ECB and the Federal Reserve coming out with quantitative easing this year, with the BOJ and Bank of England doing so in the next few months.
China’s surprise currency deal with Japan does little to chip away at the dollar’s reign as reserve currency, but it could foreshadow an era when the yuan becomes more influential, first in Asia, then around the globe.
Euro worries persist, the pound is weighed down, and the Swiss are shopping overseas - time for your FX Fix.
Investors can blame Europe for choking off stock market gains in 2011. But there’s a growing list of geopolitical flashpoints lurking in 2012—and any one of them could pose a risk to stocks.
BlackRock's Russ Koesterich says that while a recession is likely to hit Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia could offer investors great opportunities in the new year.
Efforts to improve liquidity in the world's financial markets 'psychologically' important, Louise Cooper of BGC Partners says.
A triple whammy this morning: China, coordinated central bank action, and better than expected ADP report.
The world's major central banks unleashed coordinated action Wednesday to ease the increasing strains on the global financial system, a move that sent stock markets up sharply.
Christian Carrillo, Head of Asia-Pacific Interest Rate Strategy at Societe Generale, says 10-year JGB yields have remained around a stable level over the last 3 months, and the rate increase seen this week reflects the usual correlation with overseas markets.
Weakness in the Japanese yen is ahead for the long-term, as a 40-year long-term cycle which has seen the yen's exchange rate appreciating against the dollar is about to see a major reversal, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC.com.
Naomi Fink, Japan strategist at Jefferies, discusses what the BOJ will do at its latest policy meeting.
Is it time for risk-on currencies to drop back? This strategist thinks so, and he has a plan to trade the move.
This week will be a big one for U.S. economic data and Fed pronouncements. Here's how to set up for Friday's nonfarm payrolls report.
Japan intervenes, the dollar jumps, and Argentines are on a tighter leash - time for your Monday FX Fix.
European leaders finally agreed on the outlines of a rescue, and risk is back on big time — it's time for your FX Fix.