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 Co6,958.00 JPY0.00
Electronic Arts Inc133.88 USD0.00Rating
Fidelity Japan Trust Ord246.10 GBP-1.95Rating
Keyence Corp73,600.00 JPY0.00Rating
Lindsell Train Japanese Eq A Yen Acc535.43 JPY0.54Rating
Mandom Corp1,628.00 JPY0.00
Nintendo Co Ltd53,470.00 JPY0.00Rating
Schroder Tokyo Z Acc £1.30 GBP-0.38Rating
Square Enix Holdings Co Ltd6,670.00 JPY0.00
Sysmex Corp14,930.00 JPY0.00
Toyota Motor Corp10,020.00 JPY0.00Rating

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