Japan's industrial output posted a surprise drop in November, while inflation slowed, offering fresh signs efforts to kickstart the economy face headwinds.» Read More
Asian economies, which powered the global recovery following the 2008 financial crisis, are unlikely to pull the world out of its current slump, given the inadequate response from policymakers in the region, analysts told CNBC.
Japan's core machinery orders fell 3.3 percent in August from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, a sign that slowing demand in China and the broadening pain from Europe's debt crisis are sapping corporate appetite to spend.
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A territorial dispute with China, which has disrupted Japanese firms operating on the mainland and hurt exports, is expected to deal a significant blow to Japan’s economy, which is already losing its momentum and could contract in the fourth quarter, JPMorgan said
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Martin Schulz, Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute explains why he thinks the Bank of Japan is the only institution that can take action to boost the economy amid the current slump in Japan.
With the election just weeks away, this strategist has ideas about where a President Romney would take the dollar.
Central banks hold steady and Spain manages a sale — it's time for your FX Fix.
Once upon a time, the foreign exchange (FX) markets enjoyed a clear framework for trading and were seen as a reflection of the health of global economies. But as central bank programs of quantitative easing have been introduced, currency market trades are not so clear cut, according to analysts at HSBC.
Jun Okumura, Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group explains why he thinks Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's picks for his new cabinet shows his confidence in Japan's bureaucracy.
Marco Bardelli, CEO, UBI Capital Singapore says tankan results could have been worse considering the China-Japan dispute. He also expects the BOJ to stay put when they next meet.
John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group at Nikko Asset Management explains why there is room for optimism in Japan despite its sluggish economic recovery. He further discusses the political situation in the country and its effects on the country's economy going forward.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan breaks down the BOJ's tankan survey. He thinks the increased capex figures have to do with firms upgrading their facilities to prepare for a natural disaster.
David Forrester, Senior VP, G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie thinks any intervention will only impact the JPY temporarily. He also explains why he thinks the BOJ has been ineffective in generating inflation.
Fear has crept into the foreign exchange markets: fear of central banks. Currency traders are rapidly shifting assets to countries seen as less likely to try to weaken their currencies, amid concern that the fresh round of U.S. monetary easing could trigger another clash in the “currency wars”, the FT reports.
Investors know what they want, and it isn't the G4 currencies.
A reported German challenge to European bond-buying dents the euro and commodity prices hit the Aussie - it's time for your FX Fix.
Risk appetites are getting sated, and this strategist is wary of currencies from countries with stimulus programs underway.
All the central bank stimulus is turning investors away from safe havens and toward riskier currencies, giving this strategist a plan.
Emerging market currencies have been laggards, but this strategist thinks that could change.