JAPAN - Japanese smaller companies remain a ‘particularly attractive' investment despite recent market gyrations, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership claims.
SWIP investment director Chisako Hardie said global economic worries such as rising oil prices had and would continue to affect the market in the short-term but represented a brief phase in a longer-term upward trend.
Hardie said: “Smaller companies are generally poorly covered by analysts and often left significantly undervalued, which can create great investment opportunities.”
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