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Japan and emerging markets best bet for 2004, says F&C

Japan and emerging markets are set to make the best gains this year, according to F&C investment trust manager Jeremy Tigue.
Tigue believes the 15-year bear market in Japan has come to an end, with prices stabilising and the banking sector steadily improving. This has prompted a pick-up in consumer confidence, he says.
There has also been big improvements in political, economic and corporate governance in many countries in emerging markets, according to Tigue.
He says: “Long-term growth prospects are superior to the developed world and company valuations are lower. Based on expectations of rising consumer spending we are particularly hopeful for Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong.”


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