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Foreign investors pour money into Japanese stocks, marking the largest weekly inflow in four weeks.

Japanese Stocks See Significant Foreign Inflow Amid Market Sentiment

Foreign Investors Increase Purchases of Japanese Stocks

Last week, foreign investors showed increased interest in Japanese stocks, with their purchases reaching a net of 817.43 billion yen ($5.44 billion), the highest weekly net purchase since Jan. 12. The easing concerns over the Bank of Japan’s potential policy shift have buoyed market sentiment, leading to this significant inflow of foreign investments into the Japanese stock market.

BOJ’s Policy Shift Boosts Investor Optimism

BOJ Deputy Governor Shinichi Uchida’s indication of a potential policy shift, with a focus on ending the purchase of risky assets while avoiding rapid interest rate hikes, has boosted investor optimism. This shift in policy has led to a surge of 2.05% in the Japanese stock market, marking its most substantial gain since Jan. 12.

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Japanese Bonds and Overseas Investments

According to data from Japan’s Ministry of Finance, foreign investors remained net buyers of Japanese bonds for the second successive week, purchasing 893.2 billion yen worth of short-term and 175.9 billion yen worth of long-term debt securities. Simultaneously, Japanese investors acquired a net 1.5 trillion yen of long-term overseas bonds, marking the biggest weekly net purchase in four weeks. They also accumulated about 277.4 billion yen of short-term instruments.

Domestic Investors Return as Net Buyers

Domestic investors also showed interest in foreign equities, pouring about 22.1 billion yen into them during the week. This marks their return as net buyers for the first time in three weeks, indicating a shift in their investment strategy.

These developments in the Japanese stock market and investments reflect the evolving market sentiment and the impact of potential policy shifts on investor behavior. As the market continues to adapt to changing dynamics, it’s essential to monitor these trends for a comprehensive understanding of investment opportunities in the region.

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