Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.» Read More
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates, HSBC Global Research says investor worries about hot money flowing out of emerging markets like Malaysia and Indonesia are unfounded due to favorable market conditions.
Month-end selling dents the yen and Mario Draghi lifts the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.
Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors discusses the impact of the upcoming Japanese elections on the Bank of Japan's policies.
Regulators in Japan recently counseled regional banks that hold massive amounts of Japanese government bonds to shorten the maturity of their holdings to reduce their interest rate risk. The FT reports.
Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst, Nomura says that even if the LDP wins next month, it will still have trouble pushing through any laws to change the BOJ as Abe will not have a majority in the upper-house, and will need a 2/3 majority in the diet.
Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, says he doesn't believe the BOJ will roll out any easing moves in the near term regardless of the outcome of the Japan elections.
The Bank of Japan should expand its quantitative easing and keep interest rates virtually at zero until 1 percent inflation is achieved, so as to help ensure an escape from nagging deflation, the OECD said on Tuesday.
The euro awaits Greek aid and the Bank of Japan has some new doves — it's time for your FX Fix.
Japan has a miserable future ahead of it without radical changes to the business climate, the former chief executive of camera and medical equipment maker Olympus has told CNBC.
The Greek drama plays on and the Brazilian real crosses a line — it's time for your FX Fix.
Mark Hibbs, MD & Portfolio Manager, Gen2 Partners & David Cook, Associate Professor of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology discuss the Japanese economy's road to revival as the country approaches an election due on December 16. Cook explains why it is the inefficiency of Japan's business sector, not monetary policy, that is plaguing Japan. Hibbs says that potential leader Shinzo Abe gives some hope to market participants who may be pessimistic about the current governor's policy implementations.
Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy, Jefferies says that the Bank of Japan is stuck in a corner and it has to act on monetary policy to appease the population.
Nick Verdi, Director of FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan, Barclays, says Japan's elections will continue to drive the yen in the near term, but U.S. fundamentals will be the real push to take dollar-yen to the 86 level.
Investors are so down on the euro that this pro thinks it could make a better currency play than the dollar.
The Japanese currency has been beaten up lately, but tax hikes and political currents will keep the pressure on.
Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak: Macro Strategies says that the likely LDP win and a less independent BOJ will be bullish for Japanese stocks next year.
Yoshito Sakakibara, Executive Director, Investment Research, JP Morgan Asset Management says there's no doubt that Japan's economy is weakening. He adds that any policy that will help support growth will be badly needed.
The Bank of Japan stands pat and the Greek drama plays on — it's time for your FX Fix.
Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says the currency market is optimistic over the euro zone's outlook despite the downgrade of France by ratings agency Moody's.