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  • BoJ's Aggressive Moves   Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    BoJ's Aggressive Moves

    James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says the Bank of Japan is pulling out all the stops to achieve the 2% inflation target. He shares his analysis on the BoJ's latest policy announcements.

  • Nikkei A Better Bet Than Europe: CIO   Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Nikkei A Better Bet Than Europe: CIO

    Steen Jakobsen, chief economist & CIO at Saxo Bank, tells CNBC why he likes the Nikkei better than many European markets.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Japan's central bank will hold its first 2-day policy board meeting under the new leadership tomorrow, and new chief Haruhiko Kuroda has reaffirmed all options are still on the table to meet the 2% inflation target. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • Improving Japan's Corporate Sentiment   Sunday, 31 Mar 2013 | 7:11 PM ET
    Improving Japan's Corporate Sentiment

    Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, explains why it will be difficult to get Japanese corporations to invest overseas.

  • Nikkei Gains: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:38 AM ET

    The bumper run in Japanese equities is just getting started, according to investment strategists, who expect larger gains ahead.

  • Asian Stocks to Jump Up to 20% on Earnings: HSBC Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

    Asian equities could deliver gains of 20 percent by the end of the year, according to HSBC.

  • Nikkei Will Retreat Then Hit 13,500: Pro   Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
    Expect Retreats, Then Upside for Yen, Nikkei

    Daryl Guppy, CEO at Guppytraders.com says investors should watch for initial consolidation in the yen and the Nikkei. He then expects the yen to reach parity and the Nikkei to hit 13,500.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 5:38 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    The Japanese government said today that a research team has successfully extracted natural gas from methane hydrate, or "burnable ice". The resource poor country looks to take advantage of this discovery. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida has more.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Optimism over Prime Minister Abe's radical economic policies combined with a rapidly weakening yen pushed the Nikkei past the 12,000 mark for the first time in 4 1/2 years. The Nikkei's Yukako Ono reports.

  • Why Japan Still Has 30% Upside: Pro   Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 10:02 PM ET
    Why Japan Still Has 30% Upside: Pro

    Uwe Parpart of Reorient Financial Markets breaks down why he thinks many investors in Japan are still underweight the market. He believes the Nikkei could gain another 30%.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 4:43 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Japanese electronics maker Sharp signed an $111 million lifeline from Korean rival Samsung to raise much needed cash. In return, Samsung will receive a 3% stake in Sharp. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida has more.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: Fast Retailing   Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 10:08 PM ET
    Stock in 60 Seconds: Fast Retailing

    CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar looks at shares of Japan's Fast Retailing for the daily 'Stock in 60 Seconds' segment as the stock hit an all-time high after reporting February same-store sales jumped nearly 10 percent.

  • Japanese Firms Not Shareholder Friendly   Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET
    Japanese Companies Are Not Shareholder Friendly

    Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy & Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management says Japanese companies are not shareholder friendly and that returns on capital are miserable.

  • The Rally in Nikkei is Nominal: Expert   Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    The Rally in Nikkei is Nominal: Expert

    Francesco Filia, CEO & CIO of Fasanara Capital, going long Nikkei and short yen, as the rally in the Nikkei is going to be purely nominal, offset more than proportionally by the devaluation of the yen.

  • Look Out! Correction Looms for Soaring Nikkei Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    As the Nikkei 225 scales a 33-month high, investors risk getting burnt as analysts warn of a correction.

  • Why G-20 Isn't a Sign That Yen Will Fall Further Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 10:32 PM ET

    Analysts warned against expecting a further drop in the yen even as it continued its slide against the dollar on Monday after global finance ministers at the weekend avoided directly criticizing Japan for pursuing policies that have led to significant weakness in its currency.

  • Is Asia's IPO Market Getting Its Mojo Back? Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Strong sales has resulted in Toyota having to revise its annual net profit forecast by more than 10 percent to $9.3 billion, almost tripling last fiscal year's net profit. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Japan's finance minister, Taro Aso, suggested in a budget speech that recent yen levels are still not low enough to help ailing exporters. The Nikkei's Nozomu Kitadai reports.

  • Can the Nikkei Retest Its Previous High?   Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    Can the Nikkei Retest its Previous High?

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia, ING Financial Markets says that bear markets like the Nikkei can touch new highs, once a recovery is in place.