Sept 17 (Reuters) – Foreign investors remained net sellers of Japanese equities last week on economic slowdown worries due to the coronavirus crisis and a broader global selloff in technology shares.
Data from Japanese exchanges showed foreigners were net sellers of stocks worth 333.28 billion yen ($3.18 billion) for the week ended Sept. 11, the biggest in six weeks.
They sold 444.06 billion yen in cash equities markets, but purchased 110.78 billion yen worth of derivatives.
Sell off in big global technology companies exacerbated last week, with U.S. tech heavy Nasdaq index .IXIC shedding over 4% to mark its worst week since mid-March.
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp 9984.T slumped about 7.5% last week as investors fretted about the conglomerate’s exposure to U.S. tech stocks and their big bets on equity derivatives tied to tech firms.
However, Japan’s broader indexes – the Topix index .TOPX and the Nikkei share average .N225