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Currencies: the yen just keeps on tumbling
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Currencies: the yen just keeps on tumbling

The Japanese yen is trading close to a 20-year low with the US dollar, with the Bank of Japan in no rush to raise interest rates.
11 May 2022
Private equity opportunities in Japan for investors
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Private equity opportunities in Japan for investors

Private equity is eyeing up the country and moving in to break apart giants. That will be great for investors, says Matthew Lynn.
17 Apr 2022
Tokyo Stock Exchange launches shakeup to attract foreign investors
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Tokyo Stock Exchange launches shakeup to attract foreign investors

Japan's flagship Tokyo Stock Exchange launched its biggest shake up in decades to attract foreign investors. Alex Rankine explains why Japan's investm…
8 Apr 2022
Japan takes a small step towards post-pandemic reopening
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Japan takes a small step towards post-pandemic reopening

Foreign students and business travellers will be allowed in to Japan from next month, although tourists will remain barred for now.
25 Feb 2022
Three innovative Asian stocks to buy now
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Three innovative Asian stocks to buy now

Professional investor Fay Ren of the Cerno Pacific Fund highlights three of her favourite Asian stocks to buy now
24 Jan 2022
Tune out of Japan’s politics – but buy Japanese stocks
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Tune out of Japan’s politics – but buy Japanese stocks

Japan's recent general election was devoid of much interest. But the country's stockmarket holds plenty of appeal.
5 Nov 2021
Japan’s new prime minister rattles the markets
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Japan’s new prime minister rattles the markets

Investors appear unimpressed with Fumio Kishida, the man chosen to succeed Yoshihide Suga as Japan’s prime minister.
8 Oct 2021
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Three hidden gems from Japan’s overlooked stockmarket
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Three hidden gems from Japan’s overlooked stockmarket

Professional investor Eiji Saito of JPMorgan’s Japan Small Cap Growth & Income fund picks three promising stocks from Japan's vibrant but under-resear…
13 Sep 2021
Japanese stockmarket enjoys a “Suga rush” as PM steps down
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Japanese stockmarket enjoys a “Suga rush” as PM steps down

The Japanese stockmarket has hit a 30-year high following the resignation of prime minister Yoshihide Suga.
10 Sep 2021
Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks
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Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks

Japan’s stockmarket is riding high after its PM announced he was to step down. But there are still plenty of bargains. Saloni Sardana looks at the rea…
9 Sep 2021
Japanese stocks offer plenty of promise at the right price
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Japanese stocks offer plenty of promise at the right price

After decades of disappointment, Japan is packed with opportunities for investors, says Alex Rankine.
30 Jul 2021
Dividends are back – here's where to find them
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Dividends are back – here's where to find them

The FTSE 100 is yielding 3.7% – not too bad in an age of 0.1% interest rates. And the UK isn't the only place to find dividends, says Merryn Somerset …
30 Jul 2021
Joe Bauernfreund: why Japan is an active investor's dream market
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Joe Bauernfreund: why Japan is an active investor's dream market

Merryn talks to Joe Bauernfreund of the AVI Japan Opportunity Trust about the opportunities for investors in Japan, a hugely under-researched market w…
29 Jul 2021
Japan wakes up to private equity
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Japan wakes up to private equity

Private-equity investors are hunting for bargains in Japan, flush with cheap financing from Japanese megabanks.
9 Jul 2021
Look beyond Japan’s Olympic omnishambles
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Look beyond Japan’s Olympic omnishambles

Japan's insistence on going through with the Olympics in the midst of the global pandemic has been described as a "suicide mission". But the long-term…
28 May 2021
Why Japan is the place to look for cheap growth stocks
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Why Japan is the place to look for cheap growth stocks

Professional investor Joe Bauernfreund of the AVI Japan Opportunity Trust picks three undervalued Japanese stocks.
24 May 2021
Japan from a distance
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Japan from a distance

Matthew Brett, manager of the Baillie Gifford Japan Trust and the Baillie Gifford Japanese Fund, explains why distance needn’t mean disadvantage.
5 May 2021
Three of corporate Japan’s hidden gems to buy now
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Three of corporate Japan’s hidden gems to buy now

Professional investor Nicholas Price of the Fidelity Japan Trust picks three of his favourite Japanese stocks that he thinks the market has overlooke…
12 Apr 2021
Greensill Capital collapse causes more problems for SoftBank
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Greensill Capital collapse causes more problems for SoftBank

The Greensill imbroglio has derailed a rebound at Softbank, the Japanese conglomerate and technology investor, says Matthew Partridge.
25 Mar 2021
Japanese stocks reach a 30-year high
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Japanese stocks reach a 30-year high

Japan’s Nikkei 225 stockmarket index has broken through the 30,000-point level for the first time since 1990.
25 Feb 2021
Our trade of the decade came good – what’s next?
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Our trade of the decade came good – what’s next?

Back in 2010 we said you should invest in unloved and undervalued Japanese stocks. If you had done that, you’d have made a nice return. So what should…
25 Feb 2021
Japanese stocks have hit a new milestone – one not seen since 1990
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Japanese stocks have hit a new milestone – one not seen since 1990

The Nikkei 225 – Japan’s oldest stockmarket index – has finally hit 30,000 for the first time in 30 years. It’s just one more reason to invest in one…
15 Feb 2021