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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
Three small Japanese companies with big potential
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Three small Japanese companies with big potential

Professional investor Eiji Saito of the JPMorgan Japanese Smaller Companies Trust picks three of his current favourite Japanese small-cap stocks.
5 Oct 2020
Three hidden gems from the Japanese stockmarket
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Three hidden gems from the Japanese stockmarket

Professional investor Nicholas Price of the Fidelity Japan Trust picks three smaller sized growth companies from Japan that he thinks have been overlo…
28 Sep 2020
What Warren Buffett sees in Japan
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What Warren Buffett sees in Japan

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway group has spent $6bn on stakes in five Japanese trading houses, despite other investors souring on the world’s thi…
11 Sep 2020
Warren Buffett's new interest in Japan
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Warren Buffett's new interest in Japan

Warren Buffett has bought into all five of Japan’s major trading companies at a cost of around $6bn. This makes sense, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Japa…
3 Sep 2020
Japanese stocks still look cheap after Shinzo Abe's resignation
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Japanese stocks still look cheap after Shinzo Abe's resignation

A period of uncertainty after Shinzo Abe's resignation could be a good chance to buy Japanese stocks at a good price.
3 Sep 2020
Three stocks to profit from corporate Japan’s cash piles
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Three stocks to profit from corporate Japan’s cash piles

Japanese companies have been piling up cash, but investors have been discounting its value. Here, professional investor Joe Bauernfreund highlights th…
6 Jul 2020
Japanese stocks are a two-way bet
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Japanese stocks are a two-way bet

If a global recovery takes hold, Japan’s export-orientated businesses will enjoy a surge. But if growth stays weak, its corporate cash mountain will s…
19 Jun 2020
More mammoth stimulus in Japan
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More mammoth stimulus in Japan

Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has unveiled a mammoth stimulus plan worth 20% of GDP. 
9 Apr 2020
Japanese stocks are still a bargain – investors should consider buying in
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Japanese stocks are still a bargain – investors should consider buying in

On a price/earnings ratio of 15.9, Japanese stocks are among the most reasonably priced in the developed world.
28 Feb 2020
Japan has seen plenty of false dawns – but this time it’s for real
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Japan has seen plenty of false dawns – but this time it’s for real

Japan suffered one of the most spectacular bubbles in financial history. But today, the market is so cheap that it’s practically the opposite of where…
14 Nov 2019
Japan: ignore the rugby and buy the stocks
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Japan: ignore the rugby and buy the stocks

Japan won't win the Rugby World Cup. But its stockmarket could prove a winner.
27 Sep 2019
Japanese stocks: when will we see Nikkei 39,000?
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Japanese stocks: when will we see Nikkei 39,000?

Japanese stocks remain far below their bubble-era highs. But if reforms continue, the market could finally set a new record within a decade, says auth…
2 Aug 2019
Why I favour Japan over the UK market
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Why I favour Japan over the UK market

The FTSE 100 is cheap, says Tim Price. But it’s not where I would invest now. The best value is to be found in Japan. Here’s why.
13 Jun 2019
Where to find Japan’s small, cash-rich bargain stocks
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Where to find Japan’s small, cash-rich bargain stocks

One of the few big opportunities in global markets is Japan’s small-cap value sector. And now there is finally a fund that focuses directly on this ni…
21 Sep 2018
The top contrarian bets for your money today
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The top contrarian bets for your money today

Japan is set to surprise investors, Alasdair McKinnon of the Scottish Investment Trust tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
8 Jun 2018
Japanese stocks are far from ugly – here’s how to buy in
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Japanese stocks are far from ugly – here’s how to buy in

When people look at Japanese stocks, all they see is ugliness. But investors are currently enjoying record dividend payouts. Merryn Somerset Webb pick…
7 Jun 2016
What happens when the Bank of Japan owns everything?
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What happens when the Bank of Japan owns everything?

As part of its “stimulus” programme, the Bank of Japan has taken a huge stake in Japanese companies. That's bad for both businesses and democracy, sa…
5 May 2016
Is Japan finally turning the corner?
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Is Japan finally turning the corner?

Japanese voters recently turfed out the party that has ruled the country since 1955, and replaced it with a party that has never governed before. Cris…
7 Sep 2009