Nomura sees current equity market downturn as opportunity to buy

In an interview, the Japanese firm's heads of global and Asian equities give their views on the market and explain why individual Japanese investores are becoming more willing to take risks.

Aside from India, Japan has been one of the hardest hit markets in the Asian region in the current downturn. After a 40% rise last year, and another 7.3% gain by the time global equity markets started to head south on May 9, the Nikkei 225 index is now down 2.8% year-to-day as investors continue to worry about rising oil prices.

Japanese investment bank Nomura International is confident that things will stabilise, however, and that when they do, investors will...

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