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Japan Purchased 3% of EFSF Bonds Sold Yesterday, Official Says

July 18, 2012

Japan purchased 3 percent of the debt sold by the European Financial Stability Facility yesterday, a Japanese Finance Ministry official said.

The nation bought 45 million euros ($55.2 million) of 1.5 billion euros in six-month bills, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ministry’s policy.

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