Why UK assets are an attractive investment for Japanese companies

In an article for Global Banking & Finance Review, Graham Carberry takes a look at why UK assets are an attractive investment for Japanese companies.

The incentives for Japanese corporates to invest in other advanced economies are clear. While less impacted to date economically by Covid, Japan is expected to experience growth of 2.5-3% in GDP this year, compared to circa 5% across the UK, US and the EU, in part because of the less traumatic impact of Covid in 2020, but as importantly, because Japan has been noticeably slower in rolling-out vaccination in a country that has the oldest average population of any major economy.

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