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High earners attract more foreign cash

TOKYO -- Foreign ownership of Japanese stocks hit a record high of 31.7% in fiscal 2014, up 0.9 percentage point, according to a survey of share ownership ratios at Japanese companies. The Nikkei tallied foreign ownership ratios of listed companies based on data compiled by Nikkei.

     The ratio increased for a third straight year. High-earning companies with strengths in particular areas have drawn keen attention from overseas investors.

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