So far this year, we have seen Japan's equity market rising on the back of a supportive global backdrop, a relatively stable currency and healthy corporate earnings growth.
China has improved in last 18 months
On 70th anniversary of India's independence
Manager of the India Capital Growth IT
In the years prior to 1997, the countries known as the Asian tigers (Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand) experienced extraordinary economic performance along with macroeconomic stability.
Korea performed well
Japan (Topix) is doing well this year in US dollar terms, up 12% compared to 11% for the S&P 500 and 13% for the MSCI World index.
Three macro trends should shape the Japanese economy over the next couple of years.
Unusually compelling valuations
Co-manager with Edmund Harriss
M&G's Johan Du Preez
Rising female employment rate
Both agree urbanisation to provide significant boost
The issues facing Japan with respect to its ageing population are well documented.
With 17,000 listed companies in Asia Pacific ex Japan, the search for good quality businesses available at attractive valuations is immense.
Since China launched its $600bn stimulus in 2008 as a response to the global financial crisis, investors have waited for the hangover to arrive as debt levels continued to mount.
Set to decide on 20 June
Heartwood's Michael Stanes
Amid the attention focused on the recent downgrade of China, it is easy to forget that Indonesia was upgraded the week beforehand, when Standard & Poor's became the third and last of the major agencies to rate the country as investment grade (BBB-).
Despite having an economy that continues to outpace that of many other countries, China's growth has slowed in recent years, raising concerns over the broader implications for investments.
Amid news of slow headline growth, consumer spending in China has been growing at breakneck speed. Rob Brewis, investment manager at Aubrey Capital, looks at the reasons behind this rapid rise.
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Resumed 2015 trend depreciation