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People are reflected on an electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, May 16, 2013. The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index rose to 15,139.56 early Thursday before falling back slightly on profit taking. It has gained about 75 percent since November in a rally linked to high hopes for Primer Minister Shinzo Abe's policies, which have been dubbed "Abenomics." Japan's economy enjoyed a stronger than expected recovery last quarter, growing at a 3.5 percent annual pace as the government stepped up public works spending and eased credit to encourage investment.
People are reflected on an electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, May 16, 2013. The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index rose to 15,139.56 early Thursday before falling back slightly on profit taking. It has gained about 75 percent since November in a rally linked to high hopes for Primer Minister Shinzo Abe's policies, which have been dubbed "Abenomics." Japan's economy enjoyed a stronger than expected recovery last quarter, growing at a 3.5 percent annual pace as the government stepped up public works spending and eased credit to encourage investment.
(Koji Sasahara/AP)

SCOTT BARLOW

How Abenomics may be boosting Canadian bank stocks

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Japan’s revolutionary, mass helicopter drop of yen is happening on the other side of the planet but the positive effects are being felt here in Canada by investors in domestic bank stocks.