magazine 25 Apr 2019

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The economy and wages are growing in Japan and companies are increasingly shareholder-friendly. Shares looks at how the outlook is getting better in the Asian country and picks three funds to play the region.

Also this week: why mortgage innovation could spell trouble for housebuilders, the best performing UK technology stocks and why the competition authorities are getting heavy.

Discover the clever way to invest in companies with a competitive edge and learn why the experts are excited about regional commercial property.

Read about an Asia-focused investment trust yielding 4.2% and trading below net asset value, and find out about one of Shares’ stock picks up 43% in four months.

We pick three funds to play the recovery in the Japanese stock market

We reveal a way to tap into Morningstar’s moat ratings system

As the number of centenarians grows we discuss how to make financial arrangements for reaching this milestone

Who are they, what do they do and what does the future hold?

The sector could be affected as signs of stress begin to emerge, with banks facing risks too

New funds are needed to grow beyond crypto finance model

We reveal which sectors were the biggest offenders over the period

Crux’s Jamie Ward buys great companies at fair prices

A lack of new supply and robust demand provides opportunities in this market

We explain how Junior SIPPs work and the key issues to think about

Japan, China and the broader emerging markets category look attractive

What’s good for consumers may not be so good for investors

Training platform business is putting organic growth at the heart of its business plan

There’s scope for the re-rating of the investment trust to continue

Its share price is ticking along neatly towards the 500p analyst target

The ID technology specialist has laid the foundations for future growth

Don't be put off by a mild disappointment from its recent trading update

The investor in unquoted companies has reported a strong set of full year numbers