• Why Japan's inflation goal is now within reach  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    The delay in sales tax hike, along with the BOJ's surprise stimulus, will help Japan to meet its 2 percent inflation goal, says Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • What a fresh mandate means for Japan's Abe  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election late Tuesday. Scott Seaman, Senior Analyst, Asia at Eurasia, discusses the rationale behind the move.

  • *No policy change seen after Oct. 31 stimulus. TOKYO, Nov 19- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold policy steady when its two-day meeting ends on Wednesday, but what it has to say about the country's slide into recession may unsettle markets already digesting the government's decision to call a snap election. Having stunned markets with a surprise monetary easing...

  • METALS-Copper slips on weak China property sector Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    *China home prices fall for second consecutive month in Oct. LONDON, Nov 18- Copper prices dipped on Tuesday, as disappointing property sector data from China raised concerns about the outlook for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Copper prices have stayed between $6,500 and $6,800 a tonne since mid-September.

  • Sun not rising on Abe's Japan  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    Japan is officially in recession. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks at the Japanese stock market.

  • investors in 2015- Northern Trust@. Wayne Bowers, head of asset management for EMEA and Asia at Northern Trust, said European markets could defy the "structural pessimism" of many investors, with central bank stimulus lifting asset prices even if the economic impact takes many months to filter through. On Japan, Bowers said that though economic data makes grim...

  • Japan's recession hits Nikkei  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors, discusses the root causes of Japan's recession and its impact on global markets.

  • Japan slips into recession, Nikkei drops 3%  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    The world's third-largest economy unexpectedly enters recession, paving the way for an unpopular sales tax hike, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Scott Shellady, CEO of Bull Reef Brokerage at TJM Investments talks about Japan's recent recession announcement and how it will impact other markets and investors internationally, describing it as a "mild tsunami" coming our way.

  • A 'negative' for the yen  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Phyllis Papadavid, senior global FX strategist at BNP Paribas talks about the latest "undeniably weak" GDP data from Japan, and how it is "likely" a snap election will be called soon.

  • *Japan economy unexpectedly shrank in third quarter. LONDON, Nov 17- German bond yields fell on Monday after data showing Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, stoking investor concerns about the global economy. "The Japan number underlines the weak outlook for global growth," said Rabobank strategist Lyn Graham-Taylor.

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Tokyo stocks suffered their biggest one-day slump since August on Monday after Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession, prompting investors to book profits from recent gains. Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank an annualised 1.6 percent in the third quarter, following a sharp contraction between April and June caused by a hike in...

  • *Army seized power on May 22 in bid to end unrest, lift growth. BANGKOK, Nov 17- Thailand's economy grew much less than expected in the July-September quarter as exports contracted, forcing the authorities to again cut the country's growth forecast for the year. The army seized power on May 22 in a bid to end the crisis and kick-start the sputtering economy, but...

  • Europe Q3 GDP beats estimates  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    The euro zone economy grew more than expected in the third quarter, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • LONDON, Nov 12- The Bank of England sees British inflation falling below 1 percent in the next six months and Governor Mark Carney said markets were right to rule out an interest rate hike any time soon. He also pointed to "troubling" developments in the euro zone, home to Britain's main trading partners, where the economy is at risk of falling back into recession.

  • 'I don't buy Plosser's comments': Economist  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 6:13 PM ET

    Jerry Webman, Chief Economist & Senior Investment Strategist at OppenheimerFunds, explains why he disagrees with the comments of Charles Plosser, President at Federal Reserve of Philadelphia.

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares and commodity currencies stumbled on Thursday as prices for a host of commodities retreated on lingering concerns over slower global growth, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. European shares are seen falling, with spread-betters expecting Britain's FTSE to decline 0.3...

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares and commodity currencies dropped on Thursday as investor concerns about a slowing Chinese economy eclipsed optimism over the U.S. outlook, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent, led by declines in...

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares eked out small gains and the dollar was riding high on Thursday after generally solid U.S. economic data and expectations of business-friendly policies following the Republican Party's election victory helped Wall Street shares to finish at a record high. The euro was holding near two-year lows although the common currency could...

  • *Committee votes 6-1 to keep rate at 2.0 pct; one wanted a cut. BANGKOK, Nov 5- Thailand's central bank left the door open to a possible cut in interest rates as the economy is growing more slowly than it forecast earlier, but held its policy rate steady on Wednesday. The Bank of Thailand said at a policy review it would cut its GDP forecasts this year and next, although...