Following Shinzo Abe's re-election as Prime Minister in 2012 and the infamous 'three arrow' stimulus package, the Japanese equity market was a star performer among the world's stock markets in 2013.
Finding opportunities in less well-known markets
Everyone likes low prices, but if I said to you the level of Japanese consumer prices are now at the same level as way back in October 1998, then correctly you would conclude something is not quite right.
The US administration appears to be targeting export-oriented entities out of China.
Hope amid trade war and Brexit concerns
Identified 'exciting gap in the market'
Contagion risk with US and China trade war
Asian tech sector has structural advantages
Growth, trade and geopolitics have left the equity markets struggling to gain traction lately. Japan is no exception, with the market facing a strengthening yen as investors seek out perceived 'safe havens'.
Increased share buybacks
Report by Janus Henderson Investors
Global markets have fluctuated since the end of 2017, due to the Federal Reserve's accelerated tightening, trade frictions and European political risks.
Country is an EM favourite
Added to MSCI Emerging Markets index
Conundrum for investors
Expectant of emerging market contagion
Financial performance in focus
US dollar also spiked
Tournament takes place in Russia
Last year, we concluded it was probable markets would have a last hurrah and that maybe even Asian equities would catch a bid.
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