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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Fidelity Japan Trust Plc LSE:FJV London Ordinary Share GB0003328555 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.00 1.41% 216.00 214.00 217.00 217.00 216.00 216.00 257,186 16:12:16
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 2.9 0.7 0.3 744.8 282

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02/7/2007
14:37
Maybe buyers have decided this is now oversold.
knowing
02/7/2007
10:38
Looking perky today.
knowing
02/7/2007
10:17
Tokyo shares end morning narrowly mixed; Tankan fails to provide lead - UPDATE TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Share prices ended the morning session little changed, after the Bank of Japan's June quarter Tankan survey came in as expected, showing little real change in business sentiment among big manufacturers from March. The blue-chip Nikkei 225 Stock Average ended the morning session down 17.74 points, or 0.10 pct, at 18,120.62, off a low of 18,062.49 and a high of 18,139.04. The broader-covering TOPIX index was up 2.50 points, or 0.14 pct, at 1,777.38, off a low of 1,770.30 and a high of 1,777.60. Gainers beat decliners 910 to 654 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section, with 161 issues flat. An estimated 863 mln shares changed hands, up from 824 mln Friday morning. Business confidence among Japan's large manufacturers was steady in the second quarter, after a decline in the first, according to the results of the Tankan survey released just before the opening bell. The diffusion index of sentiment among large manufacturers was plus 23 last month, unchanged from March. Economists had forecast, on average, that this index would come in at plus 23. The large non-manufacturers' diffusion index came in at plus 22, in line with the average forecast. The absence of fresh trading incentives prompted some investors to lock in gains after prices had risen late last week on window dressing activity by foreign investors seeking to spruce up their portfolios ahead of the end of the first half of the year. "Profit-taking was inevitable following the technical rises Friday. With all the key scheduled events (data, the Tankan) since late last week now out of the way, the Nikkei is likely to trend higher this week, possibly testing 18,400-18,500 points," said Hiroichi Nishi, an equities information manager at Nikko Cordial Securities. Some bargain hunting was seen on dips as investors generally expect the weak yen to help exporters achieve better-than-forecast earnings in the current fiscal to March 2008. Among losers in the limelight, shares of Japan's largest department store operators, Takashimaya and Mitsukoshi, both fell after they separately reported year-on-year declines in fiscal first quarter to May earnings. Takashimaya slumped 27 yen or 1.74 pct to 1,529 while Mitsukoshi dropped 9 yen or 1.46 pct to 608. Among counters in the news, Isuzu Motors rose 22 yen or 3.29 pct to 690, with Hino Motors up 9 yen or 1.22 pct at 746, on the back of a Nikkei business daily report that the two truckmakers will jointly develop technology for cleaning up emissions from diesel engines. The move is designed to enable them to compete more effectively against European and U.S. rivals, the report said. Toyota Motor which has stakes in the two truckmakers ended the session flat at 7,880. Asahi Breweries slipped 14 yen or 0.73 pct to 1,897 on the back of a report that the brewer may post current profit of 27 bln yen in the first half to June 30, down
knowing
01/7/2007
22:49
Tokyo shares seen retesting 7-year high as first-half gains may extend TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - The Tokyo stock market is expected to extend its first-half gains into the second half, propelling the benchmark Nikkei 225 index toward 20,000, its highest level in seven years and more than 10 percent above the close on Friday. In a continuation of trends seen in the first half, the industrialization of the so-called BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- and a firm economic outlook in other parts of the world are expected to encourage investors to buy shares of exporters, while concerns about the strength of domestic demand remain, analysts said. In the first half, Hitachi Zosen, Japan Steel Works and Sumitomo Metal Mining enjoyed the biggest percentage gains among Nikkei components as investors eyed growing demand in the BRIC countries and greater Asia for industrial materials and cargo transportation. Those gains helped power the blue-chip market gauge to a 5.3 pct gain to 18,138.36 on Friday from 17,225.83 on December 29, its last trading day in 2006. Not all stocks took part in the rally. Shinsei Bank, Casio Computer and Sky Perfect JSAT suffered the steepest percentage declines, hit by earnings worries. The Nikkei touched a seven-year closing high of 18,240.30 on June 21, after overcoming the global stock market turmoil triggered by a sharp sell-off in the Chinese market in late February. The steep decline on the Shanghai stock exchange caused the Nikkei to shed its year-to-date gains and sent it to a March 5 closing low of 16,642.25, a full 8.6 pct below the February 26 close of 18,215.35. For the rest of the year, the Nikkei is likely to advance further into territory not seen since mid-2000, as the benefits of a weaker yen are felt, boosting investor confidence in the export-oriented Japanese economy, analysts said. "The market will probably trend higher to a little above or below 20,000 on the Nikkei by the year-end. This is based strictly on the condition that the yen stays near current levels and thereby leads to the upgrading of earnings projections by major exporters," said Hiroyuki Fukunaga, strategist at Rakuten Securities. The dollar has climbed to just below 124 yen in recent sessions, up almost eight yen from its March level with half of the four-month gain coming after Japanese companies had hammered out earnings projections that were based on an outlook for a firmer yen. By sector, producers of steel and other industrial materials, as well as shipping companies and shipbuilders, are expected to remain investor favorites in light of strong demand from BRIC countries and broader Asia. "Steel makers and marine transporters are best placed to benefit from surging demand in such emerging countries as China. Nippon Steel and Mitsui OSK Lines, the leaders of these sectors, are a must to have in portfolios," said one trader at a European asset management firm. Nippon Steel has forecast that its revenues would expand 11 pct to 4.76 trln yen in the current fiscal year. Mitsui OSK has forecast an 8 pct rise in revenues to 1.70 trln yen in the year to March 2008. Shares of carmakers, such as Toyota Motor, may also gain in popularity as the yen weakens, raising hopes that these companies that are heavily dependent on offshore demand may beat the earnings projections made in April and May, analysts said. A weak yen buoys the yen-converted value of earnings received in foreign currencies. Shares of high tech companies, on the other hand, may not enjoy as much investor interest despite their deep ties to demand abroad, as they are faced with stiffer competition from players in not only the US and Europe but also Asia, analysts said. Bridgestone, the world's largest tire maker, on Wednesday lifted its earnings guidance for the year to December, attributing its improved outlook to the weaker-than-expected yen so far this year, as well as surprisingly firm sales in the US. Analysts said Bridgestone's announcement is the first sign of the impact the weak yen is having and bodes well for all the carmakers, the major constituents of the Nikkei index. "There is a possibility that the yen's recent weakness may lift earnings sharply" at carmakers, while their business fundamentals have also improved, thanks partly to the increasing weight of China and other emerging markets, said Shinya Naruse, a car-sector analyst at Nomura Securities. Rising gasoline prices have made fuel-efficient cars popular, and this should also help Japanese carmakers escape much of the impact of softer demand in the US where top Japanese carmakers generate roughly 60 pct of their operating profits, he said. The Nomura analyst on Wednesday lifted his investment recommendation on the auto sector to bullish from neutral, and said car shares are broadly undervalued at current levels. But although most analysts are bullish on the stock market, they caution that political uncertainty may pressure the Nikkei towards 17,500 or slightly lower before the upper house election on July 29. "The election, along with a probable rate hike by the Bank of Japan, is the most significant event when looking at the market's prospects through the year-end," said the trader at the European asset manager. Investors are wary that the vote may sap Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and drag on the government's efforts to reform the Japanese economy. Reforms have been a key market driver in recent years. The Nikkei began its advance in October 2005 when the Parliament passed a bill to privatize the postal services, a plan proposed by Abe's predecessor, the reformist prime minister Junichiro Koizumi. At that time, the Nikkei was trading around 13,000. "If a loss by the LDP in the vote removes foreign investors' hopes in Japan's chances to reform, they may unload the holdings built in positive response to the passing of the postal services reform bill. That would be a major pressure on the market," Rakuten's Fukunaga said. The lack of a steady recovery in consumer demand may continue to be a source of concerns for investors as it has been for the Bank of Japan which aims to "normalize" its super low interest rates. Even so, investors expect the central bank to raise its overnight call rate target by 25 basis points to 0.75 pct after the election, most likely in August. "Share prices have factored in the possibility of one rate hike this year, while uncertainties remain on chances of a second move," said Tsuyoshi Segawa, strategist at Shinko Securities. Investors will monitor closely the effects of one or two rate hikes on the economy and on the yen, analysts said. The best timing to launch into buying will be around September if a possible August rate hike fails to spark the active unwinding of yen carry trades, which would cause the yen to strengthen again. "An upgrading of earnings projections by carmakers and other exporters in or around September will trigger the buying spree which I expect to send the Nikkei rising towards its highs for the year," Rakuten's Fukunaga said. (1 usd = 123.21 yen)
knowing
28/6/2007
18:39
Monday, June 25, 2007 9:24:49 AM ET J.P. Morgan Securities LONDON, June 25 (newratings.com) - Analysts at JP Morgan say that the Japanese economy is set to outperform due to a combination of both cyclical and structural factors. In a research note published this morning, the analysts mention that a global manufacturing rebound is around the corner. The performance of the Japanese economy is expected to improve going ahead in view of the high positive correction of the nation's relative performance with key manufacturing indicators, the analysts say. Japanese financials are cyclical, and a rising loan deposit ratio, normal yield curve and appreciating land prices are expected to result in an outperformance in the financial sector, JP Morgan adds.
knowing
28/6/2007
18:38
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 11:30:00 AM ET newratings.com LONDON, June 27 (newratings.com) – Japan's May retail sales rose unexpectedly for the first time in eight months, according to data published by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Wednesday. The ministry said May retail sales rose 0.1% year-over-year. April retail sales were down 0.7% year-over-year. Consumer spending makes up 55% of the Japanese economy. The ministry added that the biggest contribution to the growth came from the food and beverages sector, which grew 1.7% year-over-year. Auto sales fell 4.5% year-over-year.
knowing
22/6/2007
19:00
worth mentioning that the exchange rate at around 250Y:£1 is at a resistance point not breached since around 1992 (when we dropped out the ERM and commenced a spiral that saw the £ lose about 1/3 its value.
gb904150
22/6/2007
17:45
You could be right, but things may not improve much until the Yen starts rising, making Japanese equities look more attractive to foreigners. If the Yen reverses, foreigners pile in, and smaller companies come back into vogue, these could double over a few months - it's happened before - but don't bank on it either!
cyborg27
22/6/2007
15:03
Could we see a quick run upto the mid 70s now.
knowing
21/6/2007
13:50
Asia: Nikkei at 7-year best Thu 21 Jun 2007 LONDON (SHARECAST) - The Nikkei closed at its highest in seven years Thursday as higher DRAM chip prices sent the electronics sector north, while news of a technology licensing deal had steelmaker Kobe Steel in the blue. Nippon Steel was also in demand, as were Elpida Memory and Toshiba, helping the leading index add 28 points to 18,240. Some dealers reckon Tokyo could go higher still on optimism ahead of the Bank of Japan's quarterly Tankan corporate sentiment survey on 2 July. In economic news, Japan's merchandise trade balance yielded a surplus of 389.53 bln yen in May, up 9.3 pct from the year-earlier surplus of 356.32 bln, the Ministry of Finance said. The May surplus came in below market expectations as economists had been projecting a trade surplus of 445.1 bln yen, on average. Hong Kong hit another record high thanks to China's decision to allow mainland fund managers and brokers to invest client funds in overseas securities as part of its qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) program. The expected inflow of funds helped Hong Kong overcome last night's triple digit slide on Wall Street, with the Hang Seng jumping 240 points to 21,925. Dealers say this could see mainland funds attracted to the region's equity market. Property issues such as Cheung Kong and Sun Hung Kai built gains, while China Mobile also joined in the advance.
knowing
20/6/2007
20:54
GB check the links in the header of the "FUND" page which may help your search.
knowing
17/6/2007
16:10
Japan has been my great disappointment ater almost doubling my money in 2004/5 SInce then with weaknes of yen it was one big downturn. FJV is a great disappointment now at 66p bought at 80p and switched most to JFJ which somehow moved 15p up in 2 days to 236p. It looks at last a double bottom and I hope we see sustain upturn soon which as normal with these stocks will be sudden and unnoticed
nikolaos17
15/6/2007
15:11
Could be. i'm hoping for a very strong Nikkei/Topix monday.
knowing
15/6/2007
10:09
iS that a double bottom?
sir josephs mate
15/6/2007
09:41
ANALYST COMMENT: Nikkei At 18,500 Next Month, 19,000 By Year-End Nikkei Interactive 18:38
knowing
11/6/2007
07:57
Just bought some more of these as the company is buying back, and the discount could reduce quite quickly soon.
cyborg27
08/6/2007
08:14
Knowing, There's your 250000 purchase for the 7th June! Fidelity Japanese Values PLC announces that on 7 June 2007 the Company repurchased 250,000 of its own shares for cancellation at a price of 65.932 pence per share. The total number of ordinary 25p shares now in issue is 97,957,453.
coincall
08/6/2007
05:05
OUCH!!!! HANG SENG -302.82 -1.46% 20,499.68 NIKKEI 225 -306.99 -1.70% 17,746.39
sir josephs mate
07/6/2007
15:35
Then a large sell.
knowing
07/6/2007
15:29
Was that 250K a buy ?
knowing
05/6/2007
11:42
Thats quite a nice buy
knowing
05/6/2007
08:48
I would hope we see a couple of % points rise today.
knowing
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