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Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (JEQ)
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (JEQ)
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. Announces Retirement Of Martin Gruber As Chair And Class I Director And Appointment Of Radhika Ajmera As New Chair
PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: JEQ) , a closed-end equity fund, announced today Martin Gruber has retired as the Chair and as a Director of the Fund. Mr. Gruber served on the Fund as both a Director and …
Japan PMI Points To Solid Fourth Quarter Growth, But Cost Pressures Hit Near-Decade High
Japanese growth remained robust in November, setting the scene for another solid quarter at the end of the year, according to the latest Nikkei PMI survey. The survey's sub-indices showed that the upturn in output was accompanied by steady employment growth, linked to stronger gains in new bus…
Corporate Japan: A Rising Sun For Smaller Companies
Background If Rip Van Winkle woke up to the rising sun in Japan today, he'd be greeted with an all around euphoria enveloping Japan's markets after a 25 years' lull. The bursting of the real estate bubble in the early 90s and the consequent deleveraging by banks ushered in an era of ultra-co…
Bank Of Japan Tapers (Quietly), QE Party Over
No flashy announcement, to avoid alarming the markets. After years of blistering asset purchases, the Bank of Japan disclosed Monday that it held a total of 521.6 trillion in assets as of November 30, including Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs), gold, corporate bonds, Japanese REITs…
Rebound In Japan Looks Real
By Sean Bogda, CFA, managing director and portfolio manager International equity markets are on pace to deliver their strongest annual performance since 2009. Perhaps lost amid the robust recoveries in Europe and emerging markets are the meaningful improvements occurring in Japan. Long stu…
International Economic Week In Review: More And More Solid News
The OECD released its latest World Economic Outlook, which was largely upbeat. The organization is projecting a 3.5% global growth rate for 2017. While this is below past expansions, it is the highest level in seven years. Low rates are helping to support developed countries while increased Ch…
Is The 'Reversal Rate' Normalization By Another Name?
(Source: BIS ) The Bank for International Settlements' (BIS) prescience is once again in focus, as it warns the developed nations' central banks about the perils of prolonging QE. Japan has signaled that it is a special case that does not need to follow the global imperative to normaliz…
Abenomics Update
So a quick update on that grand monetary experiment in Japan known as Abenomics. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his party were returned to power in a decisive October election . This means the Bank of Japan will continue to expand the monetary base, peg the 10-year government bond at 0%, and…
Events + Market = Potential For Combustible Price Action
There are a number of events and economic reports in the week ahead that will help shape the investment climate in the weeks and months ahead. In recognition of the importance of initial conditions, let's briefly summarize the performance of the dollar and main asset markets. After recove…
Japan Flash Manufacturing PMI Signals Export-Led Upturn
PMI data point to Japan's manufacturing economy being on course to finish the year with its strongest quarterly performance for nearly four years. The improved survey data go some way to ease concerns about the slower third quarter growth . Furthermore, there are signs in the survey sub-indic…
Trump's Asia Trimp
By Dan Steinbock Trump's critics claim he lacks a comprehensive approach to Asia. In reality, his current approach is aligned with moderate "America First" goals. But what did Trump really achieve in Asia? If President Obama's pivot was based on multilateral trade agreements, which were …
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (JEQ)
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (JEQ)