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Ulrich Leuchtmann, Global Head of FX Research at Commerzbank AG says there are a lot of expansionary policies from the Bank of Japan which leads to questions whether the ECB will do the same.
Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management says the Bank of Japan will resume purchases in January 2014.
Former top financial bureaucrat Toshiro Muto is the leading candidate to become Japan's next central bank governor with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pick a nominee as early as this week.
Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia at Bank Julius Baer said Japan would likely continue expanding its balance sheet whether or not it was criticized by the other G20 leaders. He noted that other central banks such as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are doing the same to support their economies.
Eddie Tam, CIO at Central Asset Investments is bearish on Japan, adding that the Nikkei could hit 12,000 and yen could hit 100 against the USD in the next few months.
As a weak yen drives Japanese stocks higher, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick asked Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso if he believed the G-20 endorsed Tokyo's domestic stimulus plans.
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has told CNBC he's satisfied that the Group of 20 (G-20) nations "understood" that his country was not trying to artificially manipulate its currency.
Daragh Maher, FX strategist at HSBC, tells CNBC that despite what the G20 are saying, there is a currency war taking place. Although Japan won't be able to maintain their aggressive weakening of the yen.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says Europe and the U.S. need to understand that a stronger Japan's is ultimately good for the global economy.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says Japan has a legitimate case to fight against deflation which will bring down its currency.
Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist, BNY Mellon joins Axel Merk, President & Chief Investment Officer, Merk Investments and Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC Bank to discuss the possibility of an escalation of a global currency war ahead of a G20 meeting.
Shares in Japan Prologis REIT, a real estate investment trust set up by the world's largest owner of industrial buildings, soared more than 20 percent in their Tokyo market debut on Thursday. The strong start for the $1 billion initial public offering (IPO) is a sign that Asia's IPO market is getting its buzz back, analysts say.
Paul Donovan, Deputy Head, Global Economics at UBS says currencies normally move 10-15% in a year and that the current currency moves are normal fluctuations.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of G11 Spot FX, Asia Pacific at RBS Global Banking & Markets says the yen will break through the 95 level against the U.S. dollar.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and raised its assessment of the economy on Thursday, as the yen's recent declines offered some relief to the export-reliant economy.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS questions if aggressive easing is the only solution to Japan's deflation battle as overall investment, which is crucial to perk up the economy, remains sluggish.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities sheds light on Japan's incentives to raise base pay that the government hopes will result in higher consumer spending.
The G-7 statement and after-statement rocked currency markets and left investors wondering what was really intended. This strategist says it's all just talk.
February's Bank of Japan meeting should be less action-packed than January's, which saw unprecedented steps to revive a weak economy. Still, the meeting is important, especially as the central bank prepares to usher in a change in its top policy makers, analysts say.
Peter Whitley, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says to expect more volatility in the yen ahead of the BOJ meeting.