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Forex Flash: Foreign share in JGB market declines - Nomura

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Nomura strategist Yujiro Goto notes that according to the BoJ. foreign exposure to JGBs declined to JPY84trn as of end-December, from JPY86trn in September.

He comments that as a result, the foreign share in the JGB market has declined to 8.7% from 9.1% from the previous quarter. Further, he adds that foreign investment in the Japanese financial market has been shifting from fixed income products to equities recently, and thus, the decline is not surprising. He feels that foreign investors have been accumulating Japanese fixed income assets as demand for safety increases and as the economic outlook improves, a gradual slowdown in foreign investment in Japanese risk-free assets is reasonable to expect. He writes, “. We expect foreign investment to continue shifting from Japanese fixed-income products to equities for the time being.”

Forex Flash: Owners of large deposits in Cyprus may need to wait months for outcome – UBS

The troika and the Cypriot government agreed on key elements of a bailout agreement overnight and Eurozone finance ministers subsequently approved it too. Although German and Dutch parliaments will likely have to vote on the measures, crucially the Cypriot parliament will not, as the concept of a levy (or tax) on depositors has been abandoned entirely.
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Forex Flash: EUR/JPY targets 125.40 - Commerzbank

The EUR/JPY stabilized above the 55 day moving average at 122.49 and, while 121.44 holds, the resistance line at 125.40 will stay in focus, according to Commerzbank analysts. “Below Monday’s current low at 121.44 lies the 120.73 mid-January high. This may well still be reached in the weeks to come”, wrote Karen Jones, bullish biased on the medium term while the next lower 118.74 February low holds on a daily New York closing basis.
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