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Offshore Investors Return To Local Equities, Japan Investors Resume Offshore Bond Purchases

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Offshore investors returned to Japan stocks last week. We saw ¥283.9bn in net inflows, more than offsetting the prior week's outflows (which were the first recorded outflows for the year). Offshore investors also stepped up bond buying, with ¥572.5bn in inflows. The net flow backdrop for this segment is around flat though for the past 3 weeks.

  • Local investors stepped up purchases of offshore bonds, with ¥484.6bn in outflows. This ended a run of two consecutive weeks of net selling for this segment. The generally trend since the start of the year has been for Japan investors to be net purchases of offshore bonds.
  • The reverse transpired in the equity space, with -¥517.2 in net outflows. The trend there though has also been close to flat for the past month.

Table 1: Japan Weekly Investment Flows

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Offshore investors returned to Japan stocks last week. We saw ¥283.9bn in net inflows, more than offsetting the prior week's outflows (which were the first recorded outflows for the year). Offshore investors also stepped up bond buying, with ¥572.5bn in inflows. The net flow backdrop for this segment is around flat though for the past 3 weeks.

  • Local investors stepped up purchases of offshore bonds, with ¥484.6bn in outflows. This ended a run of two consecutive weeks of net selling for this segment. The generally trend since the start of the year has been for Japan investors to be net purchases of offshore bonds.
  • The reverse transpired in the equity space, with -¥517.2 in net outflows. The trend there though has also been close to flat for the past month.

Table 1: Japan Weekly Investment Flows

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