Japanese stock markets

Japan is buoyant and cheap

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.

Why Abenomics makes Japan the market to buy now

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.

Japan's economy is in a sweet spot

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”.

Nintendo levels up

The Japanese company is back in the game with a new hit console and mobile games. What comes next? Alice Gråhns reports.

Want to know where stocks will go next? Keep a close eye on Japan

Japanese stocks are at a significant price level. And where they go next could mark an important turning point. John Stepek explains why.

Japan: more icing on an appealing cake

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.

Europe is no longer the daring contrarian trade it once was

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.

It’s time to top up on Tokyo stocks

There is a compelling argument for topping up your Japan holdings, says Andrew Van Sickle.

Cheap money isn’t the only reason to invest in Japan, but it helps

Unlike other developed markets, Japan’s supply of central-bank-created free money shows no sign of drying up. But that’s not the only reason to invest there, says John Stepek.

The Lucky Country’s 26-year streak

The rise of China has supported Australia’s 26 years of constant economic growth.

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