Market snapshot: Japan – an Olympic-sized opportunity?

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Japan has been described as a sleeping economic superpower. It’s the third largest economy in the world and a leader in automotive and tech, with names such as Toyota and Nintendo part of our everyday lives. Yet Japan has faced many challenges – decades of stagnation, natural disasters, and now Covid. Have the bright lights of the Olympics presented a true reflection of Japan’s economic recovery, or do they mask some fundamental issues?

In our latest Market snapshot podcast, Tim Orton, Managing Director of Investment Solutions, Richard Whitehall, Head of Portfolio Management, and guest Andy Brown, Japan Investment Specialist from Baillie Gifford, discuss Japan’s route to recovery, the many exciting growth opportunities, and its surprising approach to ESG (environmental, social and governance).

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