Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Stocks Fewer Japanese companies planning stock buybacks Declining trend could affect supply-demand balance February 9, 2017 15:00 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Japanese corporations appear less eager to offer share buybacks, with the value of repurchase quotas set up in January plunging 74% from a year earlier.
Last year, corporate share buybacks supported Japanese stocks, along with the Bank of Japan's purchases of exchange-traded funds. But the decline this year has raised concerns in the market.
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