With an eye firmly on national elections in 2014, the Indian government has delivered a populist budget aimed at securing the support of its core rural voters, while putting off more radical structural reform until later, says Avinash Vazirani (pictured), manager of the Jupiter India Fund and the Jupiter India Select Fund (Sicav)…
For many investors, the mere thought of Japan as being a role model is ridiculous. Yet, a study of the impact of Japanese demographics and policy on its financial markets would have provided valuable insights for European investors, says Ad van Tiggelen, Senior Investment Specialist at ING Investment Management. After all, Europe is the next region in line where the effects of an ageing population will be felt. What can we learn from the Japanese experience?