Japan on the rise: New demand source may be needed to sustain equity market's impressive gains

Vaccines and stimulus alone not enough for long term

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The Japanese equity market has been on an impressive run over the past month, with the Nikkei Stock Average rising to its highest level in nearly three decades.

A factor behind the Japanese market's gains, and those of the global markets as a whole, has been expectations of the development and rollout of Covid-19 vaccines. Hopes for government stimulus also gave the market an extra boost. In addition, expectations that non-contact business segments (such as teleconferencing and medical treatment providers) would enjoy growth in a "new normal" brought about by the pandemic have also supported the market.      Suganomics is coming to Japan - and it wants to unleash a digital revolution    While the aforementioned factors have certainly helpe...

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