Foreign investors showed their lowest trading activity so far in 2014 on Monday, contributing only 16 percent to total trading activity on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. However, they did record net buying (IDR 316 billion). Total foreign net share buying now stands at IDR 32.8 trillion (USD $2.9 billion) in 2014.

Although Japan recorded a higher trade deficit due to increased imports, it did not translate into falling stocks on the Nikkei index as market participants were content to see further yen depreciation. China's benchmark index, on the other hand, declined after investors sold healthcare and technology stocks because of valuation downgrades.