Market Outlook | Papers

Since late 2012, coinciding with the election of reformist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese equity markets have surged nearly 70% (in local currency) in the past two years. Yet ‘Abenomics’, as the set of ambitious and bold fiscal and monetary policies pursued by the Abe Administration have been dubbed, have thus far failed to move the appetites of Japanese household savings. But there is reason to believe that Japan is on the precipice of reordering its domestic savings structure as soon as this year, with potentially significant implications for its equity markets.

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