Abe brings hope for Japanese equity revival

Not for the first time, analysts are predicting that Japan’s stock market will shake off its long underperfomance.

Abe brings hope for Japanese equity revival

Japanese equities could be set for a change in fortunes after the Liberal Democratic Party’s election in December.

The country’s stock market has rallied strongly since mid-November on expectations of the change in government, leading the Topix to end the year with an 18% gain the first time Japan has outperformed global equities in seven years.

Investors are also optimistic about the appointment of a new central bank governor in April and...

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