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Analysis: Investors in Japan discount political risk as Abe troubles mount

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By Tomo Uetake and Hideyuki SanoTOKYO (Reuters) - From a rising Nikkei stock market to falling measures of volatility, there is little in Japan's financial markets to suggest that this may be a nation on the verge of a political upheaval.Public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the architect of the Abenomics brand of reforms that has helped weaken the yen, raised economic growth levels and lifted corporate profits, is at record lows as his administration is embroiled in scandals involving suspected cronyism.That has drastically reduced the odds of Abe being re-elected leader of the ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 16:46 IST