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Pace of Inflows Into Japan Stocks Slows


Foreign buying of Japan stocks continued for the week ended July 14, see the table below. Offshore investors bought ¥238.6bn yen of local stocks. We have seen net inflows in 15 out of the last 16 weeks for offshore investors into local stocks. However, the pace of inflows in the past few weeks is down on the average pace seen through much of May and June. Offshore investors sold -¥411.4bn of local bonds last week.

  • In terms of Japan outflows to the rest of the world, we saw net selling of foreign bonds (-¥77.4bn), although this was down from the prior week, in terms of pace of selling. Local investors also continued to sell offshore stocks (-¥673.2bn).

Table 1: Japan Weekly Investment Flows

Billion YenWeek ending July 14 Prior Week
Foreign Buying Japan Stocks 238.6181.7
Foreign Buying Japan Bonds -411.4705
Japan Buying Foreign Bonds-77.4-956
Japan Buying Foreign Stocks-673.2-950.8

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