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ASIA BIZ FORECAST

The program forecasts Asia's rapidly changing business, finance and market trends, bringing strategies of hot Asian companies and economist insights.

Hosted by Yuko Fukushima

ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Sat.14:10 - 14:40
20:10 - 20:40
Sun.2:10 - 2:40
8:10 - 8:40

Nov. 1, Sat.

BOJ Easing Review

A year and a half into large-scale monetary easing under Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, the Bank of Japan puts together a quarterly report on Friday that includes its outlook for the economy and prices. Kuroda has said the central bank will stick to its goal of a 2% inflation rate. Are the measures leading the economy in the right direction? We get insights from 2 experts, Takuji Okubo, Chief Economist of Japan Macro Advisors, and Junko Nishioka, Chief Economist of RBS Securities Japan.



Asian Business Earnings

Companies across Asia have been busy releasing earnings reports. We analyze their quarterly results, focusing on the impact of exchange fluctuations on Japanese and Korean automakers. We also look at the contrasting fortunes of some big players in the smartphone business.