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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
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
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
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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
This market did remarkably well in 2020 and almost no one noticed
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This market did remarkably well in 2020 and almost no one noticed

Away from the headlines, two big things happened this year, says John Stepek. There was an important shift in the way governments think. And Japan’s s…
29 Dec 2020
Why investors can’t afford to ignore Japanese stocks
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Why investors can’t afford to ignore Japanese stocks

Japan boasts the broadest market outside the US, replete with cash-rich, resilient companies that have battled their way through 30 years of deflation…
28 Dec 2020
Nervous investors miss out on Japan's biggest stockmarket rise in 26 years
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Nervous investors miss out on Japan's biggest stockmarket rise in 26 years

British investors pulled £145m from Japanese funds in September. But they are missing out – Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 15% in November, its best …
12 Dec 2020
Investing in Japan: much more than just a bet on a global rebound
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Investing in Japan: much more than just a bet on a global rebound

Jonathan Allum, one of the finance industry’s longest-serving and most experienced observers of the Japanese market, talks to Merryn Somerset Webb abo…
4 Dec 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Jonathan Allum on why Japan is both different and the same
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The MoneyWeek Podcast: Jonathan Allum on why Japan is both different and the same

Merryn talks to Japan expert Jonathan Allum who explains why many people's ideas of Japan are misguided, and why if you're looking to profit from a po…
27 Nov 2020
Peter Tasker on Japan's extraordinary resilience, and why you should invest
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Peter Tasker on Japan's extraordinary resilience, and why you should invest

Merryn talks to Peter Tasker of Arcus, a specialist Japanese equity investment firm, about the extraordinary resilience of Japanese companies, how the…
19 Nov 2020
Samsung faces shake-up after chairman's death
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Samsung faces shake-up after chairman's death

South Korean conglomerate Samsung could be “shaken up” after the death of chairman Lee Kun-hee last week.
5 Nov 2020