TOKYO, May 22- The Bank of Japan maintained its massive stimulus programme and offered a slightly more upbeat view of the world's third-largest economy on Friday, citing a modest rebound in consumption and exports. That added to some signs of hope from Wednesday's data that showed Japan's economy expanded at the fastest pace in a year in January-March due to...» Read More
Falling consumer prices highlighted how challenging it could be for Japan to achieve the 2 percent inflation target, which analysts say is unlikely anytime soon.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank will seek to push down yields across the curve by purchasing longer-dated government bonds, underscoring its resolve to aggressively beat deflation.
CNBC's Rick Santelli explains why he is taking aim at Japanese government bonds.
Ed Rogers, Chairman at Barbour Griffith & Rogers tells CNBC that Japan's goal is to create inflation and that the Abe government will find a way to make it happen.
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The euro zone can begin 2013 with more confidence than last year but it is up to governments to carry the bloc forward with reforms while the European Central Bank delivers stable prices, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday.
The Bank of Japan is doubling its inflation target to 2 percent, and will begin the program in 2014, with CNBC's David Faber.
Gold edged up, but trailed platinum's rise, helped by gains in agricultural and energy prices.
The Swiss government said it was cautiously optimistic for the economic outlook assuming the euro zone debt crisis does not again escalate even as it trimmed its growth forecast for 2013 to 1.3 percent.
"The growth is in the emerging markets," said Curtis Arledge, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, sharing his investment strategies for next year, ahead of a looming U.S. cliff, European uncertainty, and deflation worries.
Is housing turning out to be a bright spot in the economy? Eli Broad, The Broad Foundation, and Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman, discuss.
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"People are going into it with very low expectations," says Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, providing a preview of this week's European summit.
A weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report could increase pressure on the Federal Reserve to undertake a third round of quantitative easing, former Federal Reserve Governor Randy Kroszner said Friday.
"We really have two separate economies. One economy is behaving reasonably well; in the second economy, there is an extreme level of forward discounting going on. You can see it in the spreads between the 30-year Treasury on the one hand, and the 5-year Note, that spread is the largest in history," says Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, sharing his perspective on the problems facing the U.S. economic recovery.
Weak gold prices, softening oil prices and a lackluster stock market while the euro zone crisis could increase demand for U.S. dollars — but is deflation the next stop?
Investors are focusing on the wrong inflation numbers in China, says Hong Kong-based investment banker Sean Darby. While the consumer prices are widely considered the headline inflation gauge, the Chief Global Equity Strategist at Jefferies say producer prices give a clearer picture of the economy, and those are pointing to a "deflationary"environment.