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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
  0.00 0.0% 220.00 218.00 225.00 - 6,289 08:45:57
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 2.9 0.7 0.3 758.6 287

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
09/10/2007
18:53
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601084&sid=awX84820YHjA&refer=stocks
knowing
05/10/2007
19:54
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601084&sid=awX84820YHjA&refer=stocks
knowing
05/10/2007
19:27
You could say that about any share when sentiment is poor. At some point pension funds etc should buy-in, particularly where there is a decent discount. These could be large trades. Sentiment seems to be improving towards smaller companies in Japan, and at some point Japan ITs here will be noticed as too cheap. It has to start somewhere. Remember, nothing succeeds like success!
cyborg27
05/10/2007
17:43
I have some Invesco-Perpetual Japan Samaller companies oeic, and the NAV is up around 1% today. I reckon FJV will probably jump a few pence soon to narrow the discount.
cyborg27
05/10/2007
17:26
Yes alot of the oversold funds like Legg Mason are starting to move higher again.I hope that the news today may lift markets next week.
knowing
05/10/2007
09:47
Smaller companies are still out-performing. The discount could do with narrowing though.
cyborg27
02/10/2007
13:13
Lets not have a blizzard of selling this afternoon.....thank you so much in advance.
kingfast
27/9/2007
10:16
NAV should be closer to 75p now as todays' NAV is for close of business on 26th Sep
isa23
27/9/2007
09:58
Valuations in asia are already pretty high, at some point the focus should move to undervalued sectors, and hopefully Japanese smaller companies.
cyborg27
27/9/2007
09:21
Cyborg this could have a positive ripple effect on Japan http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601084&sid=akYCsqji_9PM&refer=stocks
knowing
27/9/2007
09:16
http://www.businessworld.ie/livenews.htm?a=1849141;s=rollingnews.htm Also oil has dropped off from it's recent highs which will add benefit.
knowing
27/9/2007
08:24
Seems to be alot of good vibes coming out of Japan presently.
knowing
27/9/2007
06:42
Substantially up again. Interesting thing is that smaller companies have been left out of rises for quite a while before this. It's looking better.
cyborg27
26/9/2007
21:24
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601084&sid=axiDz0gmkl0A&refer=stocks
knowing
26/9/2007
18:31
Invesco Japan Smaller Companies Oeic has risen 6% in two days. Are we getting a re-rating at last as the new government has said it will help smaller companies?
cyborg27
19/9/2007
15:07
Japan year to July average commercial land price rises for 1st time in 16 years TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - The average price of commercial land in Japan rose 1.0 percent in the year to July 1, its first rise in 16 years and the strongest evidence yet that the world's second-largest economy is gradually escaping from years of deflation, the Land Ministry said Wednesday. According to the results of a survey conducted by the ministry, the average price of residential land in Japan slipped 0.7 percent during the period, falling for the 16th year, although the fall was smaller than the 2.3 percent decline a year earlier. The ministry's annual survey examines the prices of 24,374 properties based on appraisals by real estate valuers, every July 1. In the metropolitan areas of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, average prices of both residential and commercial land increased for the second straight year. The average price of residential land rose 4.0 percent and the average price of commercial land increased 10.4 percent, the largest increase since 1990, when it rose 16.6 percent. Amid Japan's economic recovery, the rising trend of land prices in each metropolitan area continued to be supported by brisk demand for condominium units and offices as well as by a recovery in corporate profits. The uptrend in prices also spread to the surrounding areas. In metropolitan Tokyo, the average price of residential land increased 4.8 percent, rising for the second consecutive year. The average price of commercial land increased 12.1 percent, also rising for the second straight year and posting its biggest increase since 1988, when it rose 15.8 percent. In Tokyo's 23 central wards, the average price of residential land was up 13.1 percent from the previous year and the average price of commercial land was up 20 percent. In metropolitan Osaka, the average price of residential land rose 2.9 percent after being flat the year before. It was the first rise in 17 years. The average price of commercial land climbed 8.0 percent, rising for the second straight year. In metropolitan Nagoya, the average price of residential land price grew 2.4 percent, the first rise in 16 years, while the average price of commercial land rose 7.2 percent, up for the second straight year. But economists doubt there would be a repeat of the asset price bubble of the 1990s that later burst, leaving Japanese banks with saddled with huge debts. The annual survey showed that the downtrend in land prices in most of the rural areas remained. The average price of residential land in rural areas fell 2.3 percent, down for the 15th straight year, while the average price of commercial land dropped 2.6 percent, down for the 16th year. But in both cases, the declines were smaller than previously. "The mini-bubble in the major cities appears to be nearing its end due as massive redevelopment projects appear to have peaked," Societe Generale Asset Management senior economist Akio Yoshino said. "Because of lessons from past experience, Japanese financial institutions continue to show a conservative stance in extending loans related to asset investments, while investors have become more reasonable in weighing risks and returns, shifting funds quickly to other investment assets such as stocks, when the returns on asset-related products such as real estate investment trusts fall," said Daiwa Institute of Research senior economist Junichi Makino. "So, it is fair to think that land prices will continue to be reasonably priced going forward," he said. A much-awaited rebound in land prices appears to support the Bank of Japan's case for increasing interest rates from their present low levels, but economists are cautious about reading too much into the latest figures. "When signs begin to emerge that the rise in land prices may be moderating even in the major cities, the Bank of Japan could misjudge its policy call if it pegs monetary policy solely on land prices," Yoshino said. BoJ governor Toshihiko Fukui has said he is not worried about the possibility of another asset bubble. He said that while rising land prices in major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya look "somewhat rapid, they have not deviated notably" from fair value levels based on a discounted cash flow method. "It is difficult for us to base our monetary policy just on land prices or the foreign exchange market, but we will bear in mind these developments and make appropriate policy judgements," Fukui said.
knowing
23/8/2007
09:44
Bank of Japan monitors markets to see if recent turmoil hurt economy - UPDATE TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Bank of Japan (BoJ) governor Toshihiko Fukui said Thursday that the central bank has been closely monitoring the global financial markets to see if recent turmoil has had any impact on the country's nascent economic recovery. In his post-policy board meeting press conference, he gave no fresh hints on when the central bank might adjust its interest rates, while making it clear that the recent market volatility was a major factor in today's decision to keep rates on hold. "Economic data that has been released since the last policy board meeting confirms the steady expansion of the Japanese economy, but because global financial markets have turned highly volatile, we found it necessary to gather more information on developments in the financial and credit markets," Fukui said. "By assessing the feasibility of our standard economic scenario and risks, we will make an appropriate policy decision," he said. Earlier the BoJ's nine member policy board voted by eight to one to keep the overnight call rate target unchanged at 0.50 percent, the seventh straight meeting it has left the rate intact. With markets battered by the US subprime mortgage loan troubles, which also sparked fears of a global credit crunch, many central banks around the world came to the rescue over the past week pumping hefty amounts of liquidity into their respective banking systems. Those moves, along with the US Federal Reserve's unexpected decision last Friday to cut its discount rate for loans to banks, helped quell some of the credit fears. "I understand that global credit markets are now in the process of re-pricing risk, and we need to see if the current re-pricing proceeds in an orderly fashion, or if it develops in a disorderly manner," Fukui said. In particular the BoJ wants to closely monitor how risk re-pricing affects the US economy, one of Japan's major trading partners. "The US economy, while losing some momentum as the housing market continues to undergo a correction, is generally perceived to be able to (eventually) return to its potential growth pace," Fukui said. "But we need to see if the credit market woes will affect housing investment and corporate finances, as well as how the recent financial market turmoil affects corporate and consumer confidence," he said. Fukui said Japanese banks have weathered the subprime storm and will continue to do so. "The US subprime loans problem has not damaged the Japanese banking system and will not shake it going forward," he said. However he expects the current problems in credit markets to take some time to resolve. "For instance, the ABCP (asset backed commercial paper) market has effectively stopped working and it is not likely to recover in just a few weeks. "Overall, the process of risk re-assessment, which has been necessary, will take some time before being completed and it will be painful," he said. "During this painful process (further) liquidity problems could emerge," which central banks will have to address through additional fund injections. But Fukui stressed that central banks will not bail-out any financial institutions that have sustained losses in the subprime market, as they undertake risk re-pricing. "We will not take over losses stemming from the process of risk-repricing just to ease their pain," Fukui said. And while the BoJ kept its key rate unchanged again today, Fukui warned that leaving interest rates too low for too long runs the risk of distorting financial market development. He said the bank remains committed to adjusting rates in accordance with improvements in the economy and prices. "As I have repeatedly warned, leaving interest rates too low for too long can distort the distribution of resources in the financial market," Fukui said. "But we are not going to manage the policy by pre-setting any time-schedule in advance," he said.
knowing
20/8/2007
09:52
Smaller companies didn't rise much + Yen weakening = not very good.
cyborg27
16/8/2007
07:15
Tokyo shares close sharply lower on US subprime, credit fears; firm yen TOKYO (Thomson Financial) - Japanese shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, as worsening anxiety over fallout from the subprime loans market in the US and tighter credit saw investors scrambling to exit equities in search of more safe haven investments. A stronger yen also weighed on exporters whose earnings typically benefit from a soft local currency. However the benchmark index managed to finish well off its intraday low as some intrepid bargain hunters stepped in late in the day to take advantage of the recent feverish selling. The blue-chip Nikkei 225 Stock Average finished down 327.12 points or 2.0 percent at 16,148.49, its lowest close since Nov 29 last year, but well off the intraday low of 15,859.46, its weakest mark since last Nov 28. By the close the Nikkei was almost 12 percent below its seven year high of 18,300.39 points, touched last Feb 26. The broader TOPIX index plunged 26.69 points, or 1.7 percent, to 1,567.46 after touching a low of 1,529.98. Decliners outnumbered gainers 1,469 to 206, with 206 issues unchanged. The volume of trade reached an estimated 2.68 billion shares, up from 2.03 billion Wednesday. Today's selling was triggered by another deep slide on Wall Street overnight, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average index shedding 1.3 percent to close below 13,000 points for the first time since April 24. A further liquidity injection into the money market by the Federal Reserve fail to calm investor fears of a looming credit crunch. In the forex market the yen was broadly stronger, dipping briefly below 116.0 to the dollar.
knowing
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
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