Japan Managers Upbeat Despite GDP Fall

While a contraction in the economy may spark jitters among some investors, others are taking the opportunity to buy shares at cheaper valuations

Holly Black 16 May, 2018 | 2:46PM

Michael Lindsell

Official figures show that the Japanese economy contracted for the first time in three years, but experts remain bullish on the region despite the setback.

The Japanese economy contracted in the first quarter of the year, the first decline since 2015. Data shows the economy shrunk by 0.2% in the first three months while growth for the final quarter of 2017 was revised down to an annualised 0.6% from 1.6%.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
East Japan Railway Co6,721.00 JPY0.06
Electronic Arts Inc124.17 USD2.19
Fidelity Japan Trust Ord227.00 GBX3.18
Keyence Corp53,540.00 JPY1.59
Mandom Corp1,708.00 JPY-0.41
Nintendo Co Ltd58,190.00 JPY0.83
Square Enix Holdings Co Ltd6,160.00 JPY2.33
Toyota Motor Corp7,252.00 JPY-0.67

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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