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  • 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.

  • The Support That Fell Out of the Yen Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 7:38 PM ET

    The yen was a star in 2011, but this strategist thinks the party is over.

  • Minister Urges Japan to Use Strong Yen Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET
    Yen coins and banknotes

    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.

  • QE to Be Implemented by Central Banks Soon     Sunday, 8 Jan 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    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.

  • Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda and President Hu Jintao

    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 Slips, China and Japan Make a Deal Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

    Euro worries persist, the pound is weighed down, and the Swiss are shopping overseas - time for your FX Fix.

  • Five Things Investors Have to Worry About in 2012 Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    Globe wrapped in barbed wire

    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.

  • Looking to Japan for Growth     Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 3:15 PM ET

    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.

  • Central Bank Moves a Good First Step, Pros Say Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 1:14 PM ET

    Efforts to improve liquidity in the world's financial markets 'psychologically' important, Louise Cooper of BGC Partners says.

  • A Triple Whammy for Bears Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    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.

  • 'Major Reversal' Ahead for 40-Year Yen Cycle: Charts Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 12:31 AM ET

    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.

  • BOJ Unlikely to Expand Asset Purchases     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 10:20 PM ET

    Naomi Fink, Japan strategist at Jefferies, discusses what the BOJ will do at its latest policy meeting.

  • How to Trade the Currency Risk Rally Now Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 12:43 PM ET

    Is it time for risk-on currencies to drop back? This strategist thinks so, and he has a plan to trade the move.

  • How to Trade the Nonfarm Payroll Report Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 12:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Yen Tumbles, Dollar Soars as Japan Makes a Move Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 8:08 AM ET

    Japan intervenes, the dollar jumps, and Argentines are on a tighter leash - time for your Monday FX Fix.

  • We Have a (Euro) Deal Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 8:04 AM ET

    European leaders finally agreed on the outlines of a rescue, and risk is back on big time — it's time for your FX Fix.