Monthly Archives: February 2014

Population two-thirds gone in under one hundred years

Twenty-two years ago it was forecast that if then-present trends continued, Japan would be entirely depopulated in 800 years time. This week an expert panel under the Council on Economic & Fiscal Policy was presented with a paper from the … Continue reading

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Civil servants seek active domestic equities managers – soon

The Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations is seeking to put part of the domestic stocks portion of its portfolio under active management. The application forms (in Japanese) are here and must be submitted by 5 pm … Continue reading

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Japan comes second in institutionally directed pension assets

Japan’s retirement assets grew by 0.9% last year but an 18% fall in the value of its currency against the US dollar pushed the country into third place, behind the UK, in the annual ranking of national pensions pools by … Continue reading

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