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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
  -7.00 -2.82% 241.00 238.00 239.00 248.00 239.00 241.00 195,350 16:35:06
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 2.9 0.7 0.3 831.0 314

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13/8/2007
16:21
http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200708130309.html
knowing
07/8/2007
11:12
Japan's PM Abe berated in appeal to quit TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was exposed to stinging criticism from members of his own party on Tuesday who told him to his face he should resign after a major election defeat. The conservative premier has refused to quit after his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lost control of one house of parliament in last week's election following a raft of scandals. In a rare public rebellion, LDP lawmaker Kenji Kosaka told Abe at a meeting that last week's election for the upper house of parliament was a showdown between the premier and main opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa. "If you put it in baseball terms, it was like a pitchers' duel and voters -- who would be the audience -- asked for a change of the pitcher who gave up a home run," the former education minister said with television cameras rolling. "By his own judgment, the pitcher should not decide to stay on," Kosaka said. "Voters did not ask for the administration to be replaced. They asked for the pitcher to change." Abe sat still and listened uneasily, his eyes shifting back and forth. Former defence chief Gen Nakatani also told Abe: "If you're thinking about whether the LDP can carry out its policies from now on, then first the prime minister should step down." Abe has said that the election defeat was due to scandals and not his agenda. The LDP still enjoys a comfortable hold on power due to its control of the lower house of parliament, which was not at stake in the July 29 election. "I will work as hard as I can so people feel that my decision was not wrong," the premier later told reporters. Abe's cabinet and party heavyweights have publicly stood behind their leader, who took office last year. Kosaka, who served under Abe's popular predecessor Junichiro Koizumi, later said he made the public remarks in hopes the party will unseat Abe. His decision whether to stay as premier "should not be a decision he makes on his own," Kosaka said. "He should listen to people's opinions," he said.
knowing
06/8/2007
21:47
IMF ups its 2007 growth forecast for Japan to 2.6 pct from 2.3 pct earlier WASHINGTON (Thomson Financial) - Japan's economy is expected to grow faster than earlier thought both this year and next, the International Monetary Fund said today. The IMF now projects Japan's economy will grow at 2.6 pct annual rate this year, faster than the 2.3 pct projected in April. Japanese GDP is expected to hit 2.0 pct in 2008, a tick higher than the 1.9 pct rate predicted in April. The higher growth projections stem from stronger-than-expected first quarter for Japan this year, said Daniel Citrin, IMF deputy director and mission chief for Japan. The IMF report, released after consultations with Japanese officials in May, said Japan's economic expansion has entered into its sixth year, and that Japan's banking system continues to improve, corporate profits are up, and inflation has been kept down. "The outlook remains favorable, with growth increasingly driven by domestic demand," the IMF said. "The risks are evenly balanced with downside risks mainly from the external side, while a tightening labor market could feed into faster consumption." In the medium term, the IMF predicted economic growth in Japan to dip below 2.0 pct starting after 2009. The report said the largest downside risks for Japan are an "unanticipated slowdown" in the US, volatile energy prices, and "global financial turbulence." But it also saw potential upsides for Japan, including faster growth in wages and consumption, and the possibility that the weak yen could drive exports past expectations. The fund said Japan's currency is undervalued, though it did characterize the yen as "market-determined." US automakers have alleged Japan has manipulated its currency to boost Japanese exports but both Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke have publicly said they have seen no evidence of manipulation. "The yen remains below its long-term equilibrium value in real effective terms," the report said. The IMF added that the yen is at its weakest point in two decades after falling by more than 5 pct against the dollar last year. Elsewhere, the IMF said Japan's public debt ratio is "uncomfortably high," and continues to rise. It said Japan needs to continue developing capital markets, raising bank profitability, and opening and deregulating the market. pete.kasperowicz@thomson.com pik/cbd/wash
knowing
06/8/2007
09:40
Japan raises yr to March 2008 real GDP growth forecast to 2.1 pct - UPDATE TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - The Japanese economy is now expected to grow 2.1 percent in real terms in the fiscal year to March 2008, faster than the initial projection of a 2 pct growth, due to stronger-than-expected capital investment in the corporate sector, the Cabinet Office said Tuesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a special meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy today to approve the adjustments to the economic outlook for the current fiscal year. The government first announced its official economic outlook for the current fiscal year last January. While the Cabinet Office has effectively revised the government's official economic outlook, it clarified in a statement that this was its "own estimate and does not stand as a revision of the official economic outlook." On a nominal basis, or before adjustments for changes in prices, Japan's GDP is projected to grow at a rate of 2.1 percent in the current fiscal year, faster than the 2.0 percent rate seen previously, as some deflationary pressure continues to exist. As further evidence of this continuing deflationary pressure, the Cabinet Office forecast the consumer price index (CPI) to show zero growth in the year to March 2009 against a rise of 0.5 percent seen previously. "The revised CPI forecast is based on the slower-than-expected recovery in the supply and demand situation of consumer products and the sluggish growth in employees' wages," said Masaaki Maruyama, director for economic outlook at the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office also forecast that the full-year GDP deflator -- the broadest barometer of price trends -- will be zero, compared to the earlier projection of 0.2 percent rise. He said expected fluctuations in foreign currencies and crude oil prices were among the major factors considered in revising down the GDP deflator forecast. "But the overall economic view -- that sustainable economic growth led by the private sector is expected amid an expected continuation of recovery in the corporate and household sectors -- has not changed," he said. The government said the economy is expected to continue its gradual recovery in the year to March 2008, led by domestic private demand. Private consumption on an inflation-adjusted basis is forecast to rise 1.6 percent, in line with the earlier estimate. Non-residential investment, which effectively equates with corporate capital spending, is predicted to rise 3.8 percent in real terms, faster than the previous estimate of a 3.6 percent increase. The Cabinet Office said it also sees a continued decline in public sector spending due to budgetary constraints. Relative to economic size, Japan's public deficit is already the highest in the world among industrialized nations. According to the Cabinet Office, public sector spending is expected to drop 5.9 percent in the year to March 2008, compared with the earlier estimate of a drop of 4.3 percent. The government outlook also assumes that the unemployment rate will fall to 3.9 percent from an initial projection of 4.0 percent, while industrial output will rise by just 2.0 percent, slower than the 2.1 percent increase seen previously. The dollar is projected to average 122.2 yen in the year to March 2008, compared with the earlier estimate of 117.3 yen, and crude oil prices are seen to average 65.80 US dollars per barrel, up from 61.10 dollars seen previously. The world's second largest economy is expected to maintain its modest recovery momentum, led by firm private demand, in the next fiscal year to March 2009, it said. According to the median forecast of private sector members of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, an advisory panel for the prime minister, real GDP is forecast to grow by about 2.2 percent in the year to March 2009 while nominal GDP is projected to expand by about 2.6 percent. As the Japanese economy moves further away from years of deflation, the consumer price index is projected to rise by about 0.5 percent in the year to March 2009, while the GDP deflator is expected to post an increase of about 0.4 percent The Cabinet Office gave the following revised forecasts for the year to March 2008 compared to the previous estimates: Real gross domestic product - up 2.1 percent vs up 2.0 percent Nominal GDP - up 2.1 percent vs up 2.2 percent Private consumption - up 1.6 percent, unchanged Residential investment - up 0.2 percent, unchanged Non-residential investment - up 3.8 percent vs up 3.6 percent Overall consumer price index - zero vs up 0.5 percent GDP deflator - zero vs up 0.2 percent Unemployment rate - 3.9 percent vs 4.0 percent Industrial production - up 2.0 percent vs up 2.1 percent The government also gave the following median forecasts by private sector representatives on the council for the year to March 2009: Real GDP - up about 2.2 percent Nominal GDP - up about 2.6 percent Private consumption - up about 2.0 percent Residential investment - up about 0.5 percent Non-residential investment - up about 4.3 percent Overall CPI - up about 0.5 percent GDP deflator - up about 0.4 percent (1 US dollar = 117.64 yen) yasuhiko.seki@thomson.com kaori.kaneko@thomson.com
knowing
06/8/2007
09:24
Market comment http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601084&sid=aGs4hz.xD3GU&refer=stocks
knowing
02/8/2007
13:59
I think we will need to see the TOPIX sustain a rally and for the Yen to appreciate, or at least hold its ground vs GBP. I still feel this trust has a good risk/reward ratio. When stock markets tank the Yen appreciates (or vice versa) and so offsets to some degree the falls in FJV.
gb904150
02/8/2007
12:08
If the US rallies then 70p may be here tomorrow.I think when people see the small cap Japanese sector start to rally there may well be a snowball affect.
knowing
02/8/2007
11:20
It is showing some good strength today.
knowing
02/8/2007
11:04
I'd love to believe they're going up now... and indeed they may be... Perhaps I've just seen too many false dawns and disappointments!
cyborg27
02/8/2007
10:58
cyborg That was already commented on Monday so felt no reason to hype on about it.
knowing
02/8/2007
10:56
All I'm saying is we tend to believe what we want to believe... Try this: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/01/business/sxasia.php
cyborg27
02/8/2007
10:44
Balanced view .........shares in FJV are on the rise. Look for 70p+ soon
psps
02/8/2007
07:13
Sorry to be a dampener, but why don't you post some of the negative stuff too Knowing - there's plenty of that about - let's have some balanced opinion!
cyborg27
02/8/2007
06:39
TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Japanese share prices closed higher here Thursday, recovering some of Wednesday's losses, after investors, encouraged by the rebound on Wall Street and a pullback in the yen, sought out bargains. The blue-chip Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 113.13 points or 0.7 percent to close at 16,984.11, off a high of 16,999.16 and a low of 16,652.80. The broader TOPIX index inched up 0.48 point to finish at 1,669.33, off a high of 1,678.45 and a low of 1,642.12. Gainers outnumbered decliners 867 to 725, with 134 issues unchanged. The volume traded rose to 2.4 billion shares from 2.3 billion Wednesday.
knowing
02/8/2007
06:00
Missed this from yesterday.Seems the signs for a recovery are there http://www.advfn.com/p.php?pid=nmona&article=21694608&epic=FJV
knowing
02/8/2007
05:57
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a_a7tyK7MZig&refer=worldwide
knowing
01/8/2007
22:47
TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Japan's Cabinet Office will revise its forecasts for both real and nominal gross domestic product growth for the year to March 2008 to 2.1 percent, the Nikkei reported on Thursday. The new projections represent a 0.1 percentage point upgrade in real growth, and a 0.1 point downgrade in nominal growth from official forecasts endorsed by the cabinet in January, the business said, without citing sources. The estimate for the GDP deflator is likely to be revised to zero percent from a previously predicted year-on-year increase of 0.2 percent, the Nikkei said. Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Hiroko Ota will submit the revised figures to the government's Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy meeting on Monday. The downward revision in nominal growth is due mainly to rising crude oil prices, while the upgrade to real growth reflects to some extent the annualized growth of 3.3 percent recorded in the January-March quarter, the Nikkei said.
knowing
01/8/2007
10:39
Nice recovery so far though.
knowing
01/8/2007
05:21
i think we might just be down today! ;)
pomp circumstance
31/7/2007
22:10
ANALYST COMMENT: BRIC Growth Spurring Nikkei Toward 19,000 Nikkei Interactive 17:33
knowing
31/7/2007
18:11
Institutional holding notification today.
knowing
31/7/2007
15:19
Very strong today.
knowing
30/7/2007
08:26
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601084&sid=aUMQ4CF2xF1g&refer=stocks
knowing
30/7/2007
08:24
Industrial Production up http://www.ndtvprofit.com/homepage/storybusinessnew.asp?template=&whichstory=n&id=39743
knowing
30/7/2007
05:58
Japanese governmental situation isnt gonna help us very much here!!
pomp circumstance
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