Positive on China, negative on Japan

Former Schroder''s boss, old Asia hand and now Citigroup Europe chairman, Sir Win Bischoff shares his views.

You've just come back from your 54th trip to Japan. What is your sense of what is happening there Are positive, or do you feel Japan is not changing

One of the great disappointments to me is that a country with such an enormous talent base of people, and with considerable material wealth, isn't doing better economically. I wasn't encouraged. I don't think all the problems are being dealt with yet. There is an underlying will by the people to back some restructuring, but it just doesn't seem to be happening. So, no, I am not very positive.

I am positive about our business in Japan. We have a very large business which makes over...

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