Japanese Bought Net 1542.4 Billion Yen Overseas Debt Last Week

Japanese investors were net buyers of foreign bonds during the week ended Sept. 28 according to figures based on reports from designated major investors released by the Ministry of Finance in Tokyo.

Japanese investors bought 1542.4 billion yen ($19.7 billion) in overseas bonds and notes, sold 0.9 billion yen in overseas stocks and bought 31 billion yen in overseas short term securities. That results in a total net purchase of 1572.6 billion yen.

Foreign investors bought 298 billion yen in Japanese bonds, sold 239.6 billion yen in stocks, and bought 34.2 billion yen in short term securities, resulting in a total net purchase of 92.7 billion yen.

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