Foreigners net sellers of Japanese stocks in the week to Sept 16

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Foreign investors turned net sellers of Japanese stocks in the week to Sept. 16 as they shunned risky assets amid a rise in U.S. bond yields, with the U.S. Federal Reserve looking to hike its interest rates further, to tame inflation.

Foreigners sold Japanese stocks worth a net 345.08 billion yen ($2.40 billion) after net purchases of 125.03 billion yen in the previous week, data from exchanges showed.

They disposed of derivatives worth a net 277.99 billion yen and exited 67.09 billion yen in cash equities.

The Nikkei share average .N225 lost 2.3% and the Topix index .TOPX shed 1.4% in the week to Sept. 16.

Foreigners have sold a net 4.77 trillion yen worth of Japanese stocks, so far this year, the data showed. ($1 = 143.8000 yen)

Foreign flows into Japanese stocks Link

Reporting by Gaurav Dogra and Patturaja Murugaboopathy in
Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V

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