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
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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
East Japan Railway Co7,394.00 JPY0.00
Electronic Arts Inc141.36 USD0.00Rating
Fidelity Japan Trust Ord206.29 GBP-3.60Rating
Keyence Corp52,060.00 JPY0.00Rating
Lindsell Train Japanese Eq A Yen Acc507.42 JPY-1.67Rating
Mandom Corp1,917.00 JPY0.00
Nintendo Co Ltd61,710.00 JPY0.00Rating
Schroder Tokyo Z Acc £1.12 GBP-2.37Rating
Square Enix Holdings Co Ltd5,870.00 JPY0.00
Sysmex Corp10,755.00 JPY0.00
Toyota Motor Corp8,523.00 JPY0.00Rating

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk


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