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Japanese Bought Net 663.1 Billion Yen Overseas Debt Last Week

January 30, 2013

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

Japanese investors bought 663.1 billion yen ($7.3 billion) in overseas bonds and notes, sold 254.1 billion yen in overseas stocks and sold 66 billion yen in overseas short term securities. That results in a total net purchase of 343 billion yen.

Foreign investors sold 228.8 billion yen in Japanese bonds, bought 248.6 billion yen in stocks, and sold 521.5 billion yen in short term securities, resulting in a total net sale 501.6 billion yen.

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