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Why I’m buying Japan

Companies in Japan are becoming more investor-friendly and profits are about to surge, says David C Stevenson.

Chart of the week: Yen hits 40-year low

The Japanese yen has fallen to a record low against a basket of its partners’ currencies.

Attitudes in Japan are changing – that's good for stocks

Japan is finally taking on the corporate cartels, and doing something about its demographic problem, two of the key things that have led to Japanese stocks’ historic underperformance.

Japan’s stockmarket rally has legs

The Nikkei 225 index has jumped by around a third in the past six months. Expect more to come.

If you haven’t already invested in Japan, there’s still time

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index is at a 15-year high. But there’s more to come, says John Stepek. Here, he outlines three good reasons to invest in Japan.

Where to look for dividend growth

Blue-chips can no longer be relied upon for dividend growth. Merryn Somerset Webb reveals where income investors should look instead.

Take a punt on China's brilliant bull market

China is looking a lot like Japan did in the 1970s. Now could be a great time to get in at the start of a brilliant bull market.

The tide is turning on global mega-caps – get out now and head for Japan

A two-decade bear market has left many high-quality Japanese companies trading at attractive prices, says Tim Price.

The silly season

A frightening number of people cling on to their delusional beliefs, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But keeping faith with Japanese stocks isn’t one of them.

Nikkei breaks 20,000 – can it go higher?

Japan’s benchmark index, the Nikkei 225, has hit a peak last seen in April 2000.

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