Japanese Sold Net 606.7 Billion Yen Overseas Debt Last Week

Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese investors were net sellers of foreign bonds during the week ended Nov. 26 according to figures based on reports from designated major investors released by the Ministry of Finance in Tokyo.

Japanese investors sold 606.7 billion yen ($7.3 billion) in overseas bonds and notes, bought 15.1 billion yen in overseas stocks and sold 12.6 billion yen in overseas short term securities. That results in a total net sale of 604.2 billion yen.

Foreign investors bought 5.2 billion yen in Japanese bonds, bought 55.9 billion yen in stocks, and sold 91.3 billion yen in short term securities, resulting in a total net sale 30.2 billion yen.

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