An electronic board displaying Asian stock market indices in Tokyo, Japan. Picture: BLOOMBERG/TOMOHIRO OHSUMI
An electronic board displaying Asian stock market indices in Tokyo, Japan. Picture: BLOOMBERG/TOMOHIRO OHSUMI

A frequent topic of discussion in markets is whether we’re witnessing the steady “Japanification” of much of the developed world. This will have profound implications for growth, inflation, monetary policy and financial markets in the years ahead.

In SA, the concern is more about stagflation.

Michael Avery speaks to Old Mutual Wealth investment strategist Dave Mohr; Adrian Saville, Prof of economics, finance and strategy at Gibs; and Lumkile Mondi, a senior lecturer at the School of Economics and Business Science at Wits about whether the developed world is turning a little Japanese.

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