Central Banks Bank of Japan

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    The Group of Seven nations have agreed to a secret protocol to guide their coordinated intervention and won’t reveal it in order to keep currency markets guessing, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • As the market begins the process of second guessing the G7’s coordinated action to keep the yen lower, High Frequency Economics is warning investors the damage caused by the disaster in Japan is being both understated by the government and underappreciated outside of people in the immediate vicinity.

  • Ahead of the teleconference of G-7 finance ministers and central bankers on the yen, traders wait to see who will intervene in the markets.

  • A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    Japan will get what it wants from the Group of Seven teleconference of finance ministers and central bankers Thursday night, but G-7 sources say the group is still waiting for Japan to ask.

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    While we await the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan, we could be witnessing a structural change in the global financial markets.

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    The emotional investor roller coaster is on hyperdrive as the nuclear situation in Japan remains unknown. With 2011 gains wiped out and now the Yen soaring the markets wait to see if the central banks will intervene.

  • Traders point to Japanese investors repatriating assets as a significant cause of the yen's dramatic rise. Really?

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    The yen rocketed to a postwar high against the dollar late Wednesday, and the market's showing little sign of calming today. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Because of Japan’s many troubles, before and after recent events, the Asia nation could face recession again, Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley’s non-executive chairman Asia, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Shares in Tokyo dropped following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami

    JPMorgan has greater Japanese holdings than any other US bank, according to a recent study by Bloomberg.

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    The exposures of various insurance companies to the economic devastation of the Tsunami may be dominating the financial discussions in the tragedy's wake – but Japanese banks may be at the most risk.

  • Japan's share prices plunged across the board after reports of rising radiation.

    The market reactions to the tragic events in Japan over the last few days have been rational and investors will need convincing the nuclear crisis has been averted before any rally according to Bob Parker, a senior advisor to Credit Suisse in London.

  • Japan's share prices plunged across the board after reports of rising radiation.

    The Bank of Japan needs to hold of market sentiment or risk the economy falling into a bigger-than-expected recession, according to Phillipe Gijsels of BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Following the huge losses on the Nikkei, with more than $700 billion dollars wiped off the Japanese market in just two sessions, one economist is predicting the tragic events in Japan will be an "excuse" 'to move to quantitative easing in all major markets.

  • Interest rates will have to rise soon even if major central banks – like the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England – keep monetary policy ultra relaxed for now, Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University, told CNBC in an interview.

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    PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian shared his thoughts on Japan's economy, following the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit that nation Friday. El-Erian wrote that five factors will dominate the economic outlook, as the whole world is hoping the tragedies will soon give way to stories of rescues and recovery of a society that is suffering enormous pain and disrupting uncertainties.

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    The yen has been trading violently against major and minor crosses, which, of course, is to be expected. But, what’s unexpected to some is the subsequent dollar weakness.

  • Currency of a Crisis

    Discussing whether Japan will sell US Treasuries to finance disaster relief, with Bob Iaccino, Traderoutlook.com, and Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex Currency Research.

  • Nikkei Plunges 6.2%

    Asian markets slide after Japan's deadly quake and tsunami, with CNBC's Bernie Lo.

  • Friday's massive earthquake is yet another challenge to Japan's recovery but it may provide a jolt to the economy over the short term, Lawrence Summers, president emeritus of Harvard University and former director of the White House National Economic Council, told CNBC.