TOKYO— Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Stock benchmarks also fell in Taiwan, Singapore and New Zealand while Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines rose. TURKEY- RUSSIA: The downing by Turkey of a Russian fighter plane that Turkey said had...» Read More
Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Nomura sees the Nikkei 225 hitting 16,000 by the end of 2013 and highlights possible sectors that have yet to reap the benefits of 'Abenomics'.
Robert Howe, Chief Executive Officer of Geomatrix (H.K.) Ltd says expect less volatility in the Japanese market going forward. Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets joins in the conversation.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says the Bank of Japan is doing the right thing and he still thinks Japan is a buy.
The BOJ will consider taking further steps to curb any spike in bond yields when it debates policy on Tuesday, with the recent market turbulence threatening its stimulus plan.
Robert Zoellick, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics explains why he thinks Japan needs to invest heavily in structural reforms.
Tim Seymour, Managing Partner at Triogem Asset Management says Shinzo Abe and Haruhiko Kuroda are acting like a Federal Reserve, ready to prime the pump to boost consumer confidence.
After weeks of heavy selling in Japan's equity market and volatility in government bonds, a degree of stability is now expected to return with stronger-than-expected data.
Goldman Sachs' Peter Oppenheimer, explains why he remains bullish on global equities, how European corporates will benefit from global recovery and why he prefers the FTSE to the SMI.
As Japanese stocks entered bear market territory on Friday, investors are wondering if they are seeing a repeat of market letdowns back in 1999, and again in 2003.
Although the fall in Japan's benchmark stock index over the past two weeks has been much steeper than anticipated, the market might just escape bear market territory, strategists say.
The Japanese government is reviewing the investment strategies of the nation's public pension funds to boost its performance. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuba has more.
Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management, expects the Japanese market's volatility to continue and highlights that it makes for "good entry levels" over the coming months.
Ben Collett, head of Asian equities at Sunrise Brokers, says he is trading the Japanese market on a per-session basis and that it will be "left to its own devices" until elections in the autumn.
Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist, Japan Macro Advisors says Abenomics is not working as expected. He expects the run in Japanese markets to come to an end. John Woods at Citi Private Bank joins in the conversation.
Alex Friedman, Global CIO of UBS Wealth Management sees the possibility of stagflation in Japan. He says it faces a 'Abe-geddon' scenario if there is no real growth to accompany asset price inflation.
Prime Minister Abe¿s much-anticipated Third Arrow strategy is expected to focus on creating special economic zones with bold regulatory reforms and tax cuts to help support growth. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida has more.
Roelof Jan Van Den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, charts the Nikkei and discusses short and long-term trends in EUR/USD and USD/ZAR.
Yra Harris, partner on Praxis Trading, explains why he is not expecting any reversal in the market and why the Nikkei will surprise people on the upside.
Japan's blue-chip stock index has in May suffered its two sharpest sell-offs for the year and its high volatility is fueling concern about a spill over into other major markets.
Michael Crofton, President & CEO at Philadelphia Trust Company says that while investors were spooked by the Nikkei's 5 percent plunge on Thursday, focus still remains on the Fed.