Japan's Governance Reforms Could Be Game Changers

Shinzo Abe's third arrow of reforms around corporate governance is finally having an impact. Fund managers say it could finally be a catalyst for gains from Japanese markets

David Brenchley 5 April, 2019 | 8:23AM
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Japan may be known The Land of the Rising Sun, but it’s a country that has never really shone where investors are concerned.

Years of deflation and economic stagnation saw the 1990s dubbed as “The Lost Decade” for the country. In reality, its troubled extended well into the 2000s. In fact, between 1995 and 2002, real GDP growth in Japan stood at just 1.2% on an annualised basis – lower than all of its G7 counterparts.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
AVI Japan Opportunity Ord118.51 GBP0.86
Fanuc Corp24,360.00 JPY0.00Rating
GAM Star Japan Ldrs C EUR Acc17.84 EUR0.79
Kanaden Corp1,030.00 JPY0.00
Mitsubishi Electric Corp1,597.00 JPY0.00Rating
OYSTER Japan Opportunities R S GBP HP  
TBS Holdings Inc1,809.00 JPY0.00

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk