A deluge of Japanese economic data on Friday is set to influence expectations on whether the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will top up its stimulus program.» Read More
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."
Japanese officials talk about curbing the yen's rise, but whether it's just chatter - or whether it will work - is unclear.
The Bank of Japan stays pat and a trade surplus grows in China - it's time for your FX Fix.
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.
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.
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.
Nicholas Smith, Director & Strategist, CLSA, says Japanese stocks are undervalued and sees the Topix at 950-1000 by the end of the year.
Naomi Fink, Japan Strategist, Jefferies says implementing the proposed sales tax is less of an immediate issue then reflation.
Fed comments about monetary easing may have hurt the dollar, but they also lifted hopes for the economy. Here's one strategist's plan.
Greece's bailout gets a green light and the dollar gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.
Sean Callow, Currency Strategist, Westpac Bank, says the dollar-yen trade is gaining momentum and is likely to hit the 83 level.
Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.
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.
The yen was the top performing major currency in 2011, but what a difference a year makes.
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.
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.
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.
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.