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Cash-rich Japanese companies come into focus for global funds

Abenomics is pushing firms to redeploy cash with higher dividend payouts, buybacks

Stock prices of companies that have bought back their own shares since January 2012 have outperformed the benchmark index by more than 39 per cent, UBS data shows.


AFTER years of disappointment, a quiet revolution may be underway in the Japanese stock market.

Japan's companies have for years sat on record piles of cash - the equivalent of US$2.4 trillion in September, the most in the world. The issue has been deploying those funds for...

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