*Rising support for Europe in Britain helps pound. Traders say several polls showing Britain will vote strongly to stay in the European Union in a referendum in June have done more than just support sterling, up 5 percent in trade-weighted terms from lows hit in April. A new debt deal for Greece also looked to have headed off the risk of another round of uncertainty... » Read More
Axel Van Trotsenburg, Vice President for East Asia and Pacific at World Bank, outlines the organization's forecasts for the year ahead.
Chris Konstantinos, Director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group, explains why he's still bullish on Japanese equities despite Moody's downgrade.
Alex Treves, Head of Equities for Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains his optimism despite Japanese October consumer inflation slowing to its lowest level in a year.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says elections are buying time for Prime Minister Abe's policies, which need time to materialize.
Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors, discusses the root causes of Japan's recession and its impact on global markets.
Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital president, and Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, discuss whether Japan's economic woes will spread globally.
With the dust settling on the BOJ's surprise shock-and-awe easing campaign last month, the huge rally in Japan shares could stall.
Japanese shares breached the 17,000 threshold for the first time since October 2007 early Tuesday. Daniel Wiener, CEO of Adviser Investments, discusses the stock rally.
Japan's Nikkei index has taken a rollercoaster ride so far this week, and some analysts believe traders should strap in for more turbulence.
Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, says the government's cabinet reshuffle indicates that Abenomics is moving forward, which is positive for stocks.
Hiroyasu Sato, Chief Portfolio Manager, Tokio Marine Asset Management, describes reasons why investors should remain bullish on Japanese stocks.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says investors realize that fears relating to the tax hike may be overblown. He also discusses the impact of the pension fund revamp on stocks.
Hartmut Issel, Head of Equity, Credit & Macro APAC, Chief Investment Office Wealth Management at UBS, explains why the yen may offer better investment opportunities than the benchmark Nikkei.
Japanese markets are "surprised" at the economy's resilience after April's sales tax hike, says Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies.
Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Nomura, says improved corporate governance and better macro economic conditions make Japanese shares a compelling buy right now.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, expects a rise in Japanese corporate spending to give the Nikkei index a boost.
Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at JP Morgan Asset Management, explains why he's positive on the Japanese economy.
Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, says Japan's benchmark Nikkei index may fall below 10,000 points if Prime Minister Abe fails to raise inflation.
Ben Collett, Head, Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains why SoftBank shares will continue to decline despite news of Alibaba's long-awaited U.S. listing.
Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, attributes the decline of Japanese shares to the lack of a TPP agreement during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.