Japanese equities fall
Four partners to step down this year
Upward price pressure may help boost corporate profits
Improved receptiveness to shareholders
Japanese equity indices were among the strongest-performing developed markets in 2017 (the MSCI Japan returned 20% in local currency terms). This robust performance came despite a near 5% appreciation of the yen versus the US dollar.
Strong start to the year for global equity markets
Jesper Koll, head of Japan at WisdomTree, takes a closer look at the 'outlier scenarios' he worries could have large investment implications.
CIO of Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund
The old saying "markets like to climb a wall of worry" proved spot on in 2017, writes Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell.
Review of Shinzo Abe's prized policy
It can pay to be out of fashion. An investment in out of favour stocks can be emotionally hard and requires patience, but is usually the most rewarding. The allure of the latest market theme may appear to gratify a range of our emotions associated with...
Recent improvement in the Japanese economy - recording a sixth consecutive quarter of growth in Q2 2017 - has again raised hopes that, together with an improving global economy and Bank of Japan stimulus, this could be the catalyst for the long-awaited...
From Japanese equities to corporate bonds
Look at the data and it is clear that the Japanese economy is showing signs of healthy growth in Q3 of annualised 1.4% in real terms.
After a torrid 15 years of deflation, it is time to forget about 'the lost decade' in Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won his election comfortably, as many in the market hoped and expected.
This year has been characterized by very large swings in market sentiment for Japan equities. Increasing market volatility has coincided with shorter term news flow linked to the "comforts" and "concerns" for the global cycle.
Biggest contributor to trust's performance
Japanese ETFs haven been the winners in terms buying
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a decisive victory in the snap election he called on 22 October.
Katsunori Kitakura, lead strategist at SuMi Trust, explains why investors have cause to be optimistic following Shinzo Abe's re-election.
Government requires 'boldness' to overcome long-term challenges