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Economic Indicators| Apr 23, 2014

China manufacturing data continues slump

Markets stutter as data show China purchasing managers’ index for manufacturing is still in contraction.

Apr 23, 2014

Bank of Japan likely to miss inflation target

Japan’s long-run low inflation to continue through 2014, says economist Marcel Thieliant.

Economic Indicators| Apr 17, 2014

Indian election sees 814m go to polls

Election expected to trigger major reforms if popular opposition leader takes power

Emerging Markets| Apr 16, 2014

India managers pin their hopes on BJP win

Hopes for new start after years of ‘politicking’ within Indian coalition government

Economic Indicators| Apr 16, 2014

Chinese growth slows again in first quarter of 2014

Economy in China expands by 7.4 per cent, above expectations but slowest rate of expansion since 2012.

Apr 10, 2014

Baillie Gifford notes ‘surprising’ drop in Japan confidence

Sarah Whitley says market still strong in spite of a significant fall in the Japanes stockmarket this year.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Japan - April 2014| Apr 22, 2014

Abenomics reaches crucial ‘crossroads’

The economic outlook for Japan is a decidedly mixed one as investors await the effects of prime minister Shinzo Abe’s new phase of structural...

From Special Report: Japan - April 2014| Apr 22, 2014

Will Abe’s third arrow fail to hit the mark?

More than a year after the advent of Abenomics, is the strategy paying off?

From Special Report: Japan - April 2014| Apr 22, 2014

Japan recovery still has far to go

Unless Japan continues with its current reform agenda, its recent economic growth spurt is likely to start tailing off from 2016.

Apr 07, 2014

Expect more volatility for Japan’s economy

Too many false dawns means market sentiment remains jumpy.

Recent Articles
  1. Japan - April 2014
    From Our Publications| Apr 22, 2014

    Japan - April 2014

    The Land of the Rising Sun may be experiencing yet another false dawn.

  2. Apr 16, 2014

    SLI Japanese Equity Growth gets sterling hedge

    Standard Life Investments has introduced a new share class for its Japanese Equity Growth fund that hedges out the movement of the yen.

  3. Fidelity adds four trackers to FundsNetwork range
    ETFs & Trackers| Apr 10, 2014

    Fidelity adds four trackers to FundsNetwork range

    Japan, Asia, Europe and emerging markets index trackers launched for platform-based range.

  4. Japan tax rise an opportunity to ‘sell rumour, buy the fact’
    Apr 09, 2014

    Japan tax rise an opportunity to ‘sell rumour, buy the fact’

    Japanese managers say expected tax rise is priced in and that economy is buoyant.

  5. Dalton’s Yoshimi highlights impact of foreign investors
    Equities| Apr 08, 2014

    Dalton’s Yoshimi highlights impact of foreign investors

    Dalton fund manager says influence of overseas investors in Japanese market is biggest change he has seen in his career.

  6. Threadneedle cuts equity overweight amid China “bubble” fears
    Emerging Markets| Apr 08, 2014

    Threadneedle cuts equity overweight amid China “bubble”...

    Threadneedle’s Mark Burgess claims there is a “burgeoning Chinese credit bubble” as the firm sells out of Asian equities.

  7. Japanese market falls as BoJ resists stimulus call
    Apr 08, 2014

    Japanese market falls as BoJ resists stimulus call

    Japanese markets fall as the country’s central bank chooses a wait-and-see approach on effects of recent consumption tax rise.

  8. SLI launches hedged share class for Japan fund
    Apr 02, 2014

    SLI launches hedged share class for Japan fund

    Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth fund given new share class that hedges out the currency movements in the yen.

  9. Two more trusts cut fees to remain competitive post-RDR
    Investment Trusts| Apr 01, 2014

    Two more trusts cut fees to remain competitive post-RDR

    Investment trusts managed by Schroders and Montanaro Asset Management join the trend of trust fee cuts.

  10. First State cuts fee on five specialist funds
    Equities| Apr 01, 2014

    First State cuts fee on five specialist funds

    Annual charge on five funds, including Peter Meany’s £861.1m First State Global Listed Infrastructure, lowered from 0.85 per cent to 0.75 per cent.

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