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Japanese Sold Net 620.6 Billion Yen Overseas Debt Last Week

February 20, 2013

Japanese investors were net sellers of foreign bonds during the week ended Feb. 15 according to figures based on reports from designated major investors released by the Ministry of Finance in Tokyo.

Japanese investors sold 620.6 billion yen ($6.6 billion) in overseas bonds and notes, sold 414.7 billion yen in overseas stocks and bought 14.3 billion yen in overseas short term securities. That results in a total net sale of 1021 billion yen.

Foreign investors sold 181.2 billion yen in Japanese bonds, bought 197.9 billion yen in stocks, and sold 1017.6 billion yen in short term securities, resulting in a total net sale 1001 billion yen.

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