TABLE-Japan investors sold foreign bonds last week

Dec 9 (BestGrowthStock) – Japanese investors sold a net 762.3 billion
yen ($9 billion) of foreign bonds last week, capital flows data
from Japan’s Ministry of Finance showed on Thursday.

Details of net investments were as follows (in billion yen).
FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN JAPAN: (net)

stocks bonds bills
Nov 28-Dec 4 +210.7 +221.6 +668.9
Nov 21-Nov 27 +55.8r +5.2 -91.3
JAPANESE INVESTMENT ABROAD: (a minus sign indicates net selling
and inflows of funds into Japan)

stocks bonds bills
Nov 28-Dec 4 +25.0 -762.3 -4.9
Nov 21-Nov 27 +15.1 -603.5r -12.6

Note:

– “r” notes revised figure

– As of January 2005, the ministry changed its calculation
methods for weekly capital flows to match its Balance of Payments
figures and previous data are not directly comparable.

– Bonds include beneficiary certificates.

– Figures are based on contracts and are rounded.
The MOF’s capital flows data can be found in English at:
http://www.mof.go.jp/english/e1c009.htm
The MOF’s portfolio flows data can be found in English at:
http://www.mof.go.jp/bpoffice/ebppi.htm
($1=83.99 Yen)
(Compiling by Tokyo Markets Team; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

TABLE-Japan investors sold foreign bonds last week