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Japanese Sold Net 885.4 Billion Yen Overseas Debt Last Week

March 06, 2013

Japanese investors were net sellers of foreign bonds during the week ended March 1 according to figures based on reports from designated major investors released by the Ministry of Finance in Tokyo.

Japanese investors sold 885.4 billion yen ($9.4 billion) in overseas bonds and notes, sold 441.7 billion yen in overseas stocks and sold 21.1 billion yen in overseas short term securities. That results in a total net sale of 1348.2 billion yen.

Foreign investors bought 657.8 billion yen in Japanese bonds, bought 269.6 billion yen in stocks, and sold 350.7 billion yen in short term securities, resulting in a total net purchase of 576.7 billion yen.

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