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Tomo Uetake

RPT-WRAPUP 1-Japanese insurers look to domestic bonds as yield gaps with foreign peers narrow

Oct 27 2020

* Pandemic brings down US yields while Japanese yields have risen

Japanese insurers look to domestic bonds as yield gaps with foreign peers narrow

Oct 27 2020

Japanese life insurers, among country's largest institutional investors, are returning to the domestic bond market after many years of forays into foreign debt as the yield gaps between them have shrunk following the COVID-19 pandemic.

RPT-Japan's little-known Nikkei 500 hits record high, outperforms U.S. S&P 500

Sep 28 2020

* It better reflects changes in Japan's economy - fund manager

Japan's little-known Nikkei 500 hits record high, outperforms U.S. S&P 500

Sep 28 2020

SYDNEY The Nikkei 225 share average, Japan's best-known stock benchmark, on Monday still stood 40% below its historic peak hit three decades ago, while its lesser-known sibling, the Nikkei 500, surged past its previous peak to a record high.

BOJ's tweaks to stock buying signal renewed support

Jun 22 2020

* BOJ tweaks ETF buying pattern, eases concerns about tapering

As virus upends Japan's economy, activist investors ease off on pushing firms to return cash

Jun 16 2020

SYDNEY Shareholder activists in Japan are taming calls for their targets to return their cash piles to investors, ceding ground to the view such corporate hoards are assets rather than a drain on returns amid the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic.

RPT-Japan's "Mothers" bourse leaps as pandemic sparks hopes of digital transformation

Jun 01 2020

* Mothers index at highest since Dec 2018, outperforms main bourse

RPT-UPDATE 1-Foreign investors sold Japanese stocks every week in past 3 months

May 14 2020

* Foreigners have been net sellers of Tokyo stocks for 13 weeks

UPDATE 1-Foreign investors sold Japanese stocks every week in past 3 months

May 14 2020

* Foreigners have been net sellers of Tokyo stocks for 13 weeks

UPDATE 1-Meiji Yasuda Life to increase foreign risk assets in FY2020/21

Apr 24 2020

* To allocate 30% on overseas risk assets for diversification

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