Some Foreign Investors Pulled Out of Japanese Stock Market in 2011, but Country Still Had Net Investment Surplus for 3rd Consecutive Year

Some Foreign Investors Pulled Out of Japanese Stock Market in 2011, but Country Still Had Net Investment Surplus for 3rd Consecutive Year
Yomiuri Shimbun: 海外投資家、日本離れ顕著…株買い越し3年連続
January 11, 2012

According to the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s 2011 trend report for three major domestic capital markets (Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya), non-Japanese investors invested ¥1.97 trillion ($24.65 billion) more in the Japanese capital market than Japanese invested abroad, a net surplus.

It was the third consecutive year Japan had an investment surplus, but this year’s total was one third lower than last year’s, which was ¥3.21 trillion (or $33.44 billion).

The deepening of the European debt and financial crisis from the summer onward, the sharply strengthening yen, and declines in stock markets worldwide brought about an 11-week investment deficit from July to October as a significant amount of foreign money was pulled out of the Japanese market.

The total volume of stock trading by foreigners (buying and selling both included) was ¥359.27 trillion ($4.5 trillion), 65.7% of the volume of the entire exchange.

Original/原稿:
海外投資家、日本離れ顕著…株買い越し3年連続

 東京証券取引所が公表した2011年の投資家別の売買動向(東京、大阪、名古屋の3市場の合計)で、海外投資家が日本株を購入した額が売却額を約1兆9700億円上回る「買い越し」となった。

 買い越しは3年連続だが、買い越し額は10年の約3兆2100億円より約3分の1減った。

 欧州の財政・金融危機が深刻化した夏以降、急激な円高や世界的な株安で、7~10月にかけて11週間連続で売り越すなど、海外からの投資マネーが日本市場から引き揚げる動きが目立ったためだ。

 海外投資家の年間取引金額は売却と購入の合計で約359兆2700億円で、全体の65・7%を占めた。

(2012年1月11日21時28分 読売新聞)

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