Mrs. Watanabe Dumping Bonds Calls Top for Yen

Mrs. Watanabe Dumping Bonds Calls Top for Yen

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Japanese retail investors -- often called Mrs. Watanabe as a reference to housewives who control family budgets -- dumped A$10 billion ($10.3 billion) of Australian retail bonds in the year to January, Westpac Banking Corp. said in a note to clients last week.