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    Stars aligning over Japan

    For the first time in years, Japanese micro, macro, and political conditions seem to be improving simultaneously, as this collection of white papers argues. While corporate governance has dominated many investors’ discussions on Japan, we think markets are underestimating the extent of progress on reforms at the micro level, and companies’ renewed global competitiveness has gone largely unnoticed. With low expectations embedded among many investors worldwide, we think now is a good time to revisit Japan.

    6 月 2017
    Macro and market

    Catching the turn in Japanese equities

    作者: Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson

    While US and European equities have strongly advanced this year, Japan has been a notable laggard. Despite more attractive valuations, asset owners seem to have given up on Japanese equities, frustrated by...

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    Japan: Corporate reforms starting to bear fruit

    Authors: Katsuhiro Iwai, CFA, ...

    While macro concerns are making many overseas investors cautious on Japanese equities, we believe that micro reforms are leading to substantive fundamental improvements. Further, the trend toward better...

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    Japanese companies: Reshaping for enduring competitiveness

    Authors: Victor Cherian, CFA, ...

    We believe that the market is underestimating the extent of the improvements in Japanese businesses’ competitive positions over recent years, and this may be creating equity mispricings. We highlight...

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    12 月 2016
    Macro and market

    Trump win boosts Bank of Japan policy prospects

    作者: Paul Cavey

    Japan could prove the big global winner from the rise in US yields that followed Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election. Signs were already encouraging that Japan’s cycle was improving and...

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