Yoshihiko Noda

Shinzo Abe, the hawkish head of the Liberal Democratic Party, vowed to put Japan’s moribund economy back on track after years of deflation. Photo: Xinhua

Markets cheer Japan conservatives’ return to power

Investors on Monday cheered after Japan’s conservatives swept back to power in national elections, with promises of a fix for the economy and tougher diplomacy in a territorial spat with China.