Japanese Bought Net 164.2 Billion Yen Overseas Debt Last Week

Japanese investors were net buyers of foreign bonds during the week ended July 20 according to figures based on reports from designated major investors released by the Ministry of Finance in Tokyo.
Japanese investors bought 164.2 billion yen ($2.1 billion) in overseas bonds and notes, sold 22.4 billion yen in overseas stocks and bought 38.3 billion yen in overseas short term securities. That results in a total net purchase of 180.1 billion yen.
Foreign investors sold 18.8 billion yen in Japanese bonds, sold 42.1 billion yen in stocks, and bought 355.3 billion yen in short term securities, resulting in a total net purchase of 294.4 billion yen.

via Bloomberg

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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