Shinzo Abe’s time as Japan’s prime minister has been good for investors. With his re-election as party leader, John Stepek sees no reason for that to change.
This year has not been kind to Japanese equities. But this looks wrong-headed given the encouraging backdrop.
Income investors who rely on UK stocks and funds are missing out on the fastest-growing source of income in the world – the dividends of Asia-Pacific companies.
Investors need to go a long way to find sensibly priced stocks today, but Japan and the US still offer pockets of value, Simon Edelsten tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
In the early and mid-2000s, the Japanese market consistently saw around 100 initial public offerings a year. When the crisis struck, flotations slipped sharply, but now we are finally on track for a post-crisis high.
Most investors are behind the curve on Japan. They’re missing a trick, says Merryn Somerset Webb – Shinzo Abe’s reforms are breaking the “iron coffin lid” and bargains abound.
Five years after the launch of Abenomics, the programme of massive monetary easing and fiscal stimulus under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s economy is in a “sweet spot”.
The Japanese company is back in the game with a new hit console and mobile games. What comes next? Alice Gråhns reports.
Japanese stocks are at a significant price level. And where they go next could mark an important turning point. John Stepek explains why.
The prospect of more monetary easing after a snap election to be held in October is another dollop of icing on an already appealing cake.
Regarded as a daring investment all too recently, European stocks have become the flavour of the month. John Stepek suggests a better place to put your money.