Japan March foreign reserves at $1.12 trln

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 TOKYO, April 7 (Reuters) - Japan's foreign reserves rose to
$1.12 trillion at the end of March, the Ministry of Finance said
on Thursday, after Tokyo intervened in the currency market to
stem a sharp yen rise as part of joint action by the Group of
Seven countries.	
 Japan spent a total of 692.5 billion yen ($8.1 billion) 
 on foreign exchange intervention in March, when G7
countries conducted their first joint intervention in more than
a decade after the yen jumped to a record high against
the dollar.	
 The Japanese currency surged in the wake of a devastating
earthquake and tsunami, which spurred speculation of heavy
Japanese repatriation of funds from overseas
investments.[ID:nL3E7EV1T3]	
 	
 JAPAN OFFICIAL RESERVE ASSETS (in billion dollars)  	
           END-MARCH     END-FEB     END-JAN     YEAR AGO	
 TOTAL     1,116.025   1,091.485   1,092.980    1,042.715	
 To view the full tables, go to the MOF website at:	
 http://www.mof.go.jp/english/international_policy/reference/official_reserve_assets/index.htm	
($1 = 85.475 Japanese Yen)	
	
 (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Edmund Klamann)	
 	
 

Japan March foreign reserves at $1.12 trln