Audio: Investors urged to keep faith with Japan

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Japan's natural disaster will at most shave 1%-2% off GDP before public spending and reconstruction give the economy a kick-start, according to Martin Currie portfolio manager John-Paul Temperley.

Temperley, who co-manages the Martin Currie Japan Absolute Return Fund, said the area where the main force of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami occurred accounted for around 8% of Japan's total GDP.

"Although in terms of the human tragedy it is huge, the long-term economic impact will be fairly sli

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