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Japanese Sold Net 410.7 Billion Yen Overseas Debt Last Week

May 30, 2012

Japanese investors were net sellers of foreign bonds during the week ended May 25 according to figures based on reports from designated major investors released by the Ministry of Finance in Tokyo.

Japanese investors sold 410.7 billion yen ($5.2 billion) in overseas bonds and notes, bought 48.3 billion yen in overseas stocks and bought 44.4 billion yen in overseas short term securities. That results in a total net sale of 318 billion yen.

Foreign investors bought 32.8 billion yen in Japanese bonds, sold 112.7 billion yen in stocks, and sold 406.5 billion yen in short term securities, resulting in a total net sale 486.5 billion yen.

To contact the reporter on this story: Minh Bui in Sydney at mbui@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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