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  • 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.

  • Japan's Fundamentals Are Not Convincing: Pro   Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 6:10 PM ET
    Japan's Fundamentals Are Not Convincing: Pro

    Tai Hui, Chief Asia Pacific Strategist, J.P. Morgan Funds says there is plenty of fuel in the Nikkei to create a rally, but Japan's fundamentals are not convincing enough for him to invest in the market.

  • Nikkei to Outperform on BOJ's New Mandate   Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 5:15 PM ET
    Nikkei to Outperform Due to BOJ's New Mandate: Pro

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital Investors thinks the BOJ will adopt a 2% inflation target and introduce quantitative easing. He says the yen will continue to fall 10-20%, while the Nikkei will outperform this year.

  • Japan’s Debt Time Bomb Is Ticking: Kyle Bass Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:57 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan is sitting on a debt time bomb and recent moves to push the central bank to target inflation have made it more likely the bomb will explode in the next 24 months, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass told CNBC.

  • Is There Trade Opportunity in Nymex vs. Brent?   Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 7:50 PM ET
    Is There Trade Opportunity in Nymex vs Brent?

    Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com looks at Nymex versus Brent crude, and finds that there is convergence in the trading behavior, but not in prices.

  • Reasons To Be Overweight Japan   Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:20 PM ET
    Reasons To Be Overweight Japan

    Nick Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation, Eastspring Investments says Japan has huge operation leverage and believes the Nikkei has room to further gain since it's been trading below valuation.

  • Shift in Japan Manufacturing Investment   Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
    Japan Manufacturers Shift in Investment From China to ASEAN

    Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com charts the Nikkei 225 while Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS discusses the outlook for Japanese manufacturers and its investment focus in Southeast Asia.

  • Abe to Face Hurdle to Change BOJ Law: Analyst   Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    Abe to Face Hurdle to Change BOJ Law: Analyst

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst, Nomura says that even if the LDP wins next month, it will still have trouble pushing through any laws to change the BOJ as Abe will not have a majority in the upper-house, and will need a 2/3 majority in the diet.

  • Add Alpha to Your Portfolio with Currencies Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
    Currency Investing Can Add Alpha to Your Portfolio

    If your returns in fixed income look a little lean, adding currencies to your portfolio can generate more cash without a lot of risk.

  • In the last four months, China has forged an aggressive, more nationalistic posture in Asia that may set the tone for the expected decade-long tenure of Xi Jinping, the presumptive new leader of China, analysts and diplomats say. The New York Times reports.

  • U.S. to File WTO Case Against China Over Cars Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:03 AM ET
    World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    The Obama administration plans to file a broad trade case at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on Monday accusing China of unfairly subsidizing its exports of autos and auto parts, a senior administration official said late Sunday, in a move with clear political implications for the presidential elections less than two months away.

  • China Plant Again Faces Labor Issue on iPhones Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 11:48 PM ET
    Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    As Apple prepares to unveil the latest iPhone this week, the company’s manufacturing partner in China, Foxconn Technology, is coming under renewed criticism over labor practices after reports that vocational students were being compelled to work at plants making iPhones and their components. The NYT reports.

  • As Growth Flags, China Shies From Stimulus Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 8:01 AM ET
    Bull statue symbolizing the stock market on the Bund, Shanghai, China.

    As evidence has mounted that the economy is slowing, Beijing has kept the world on tenterhooks, delivering none of the big stimulus measures many analysts have predicted.