Japanese Sold Net 369.7 Billion Yen Overseas Debt Last Week

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

Japanese investors sold 369.7 billion yen ($4.0 billion) in overseas bonds and notes, sold 352.9 billion yen in overseas stocks and bought 8.4 billion yen in overseas short term securities. That results in a total net sale of 714.2 billion yen.

Foreign investors sold 265.5 billion yen in Japanese bonds, bought 419.5 billion yen in stocks, and bought 689.8 billion yen in short term securities, resulting in a total net purchase of 843.8 billion yen.

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