13 August 2001, 09:20  Foreign investors sell net 422.7 bln yen of Japanese stocks in June

TOKYO (AFX-ASIA) - Foreign investors sold a net 422.7 bln yen worth of Japanese equities in June, reversing a net purchase of 1.24 trln yen in May, the Ministry of Finance said.
Offshore investors bought a net 107.1 bln yen worth of domestic bonds in June, after purchasing a net 520.9 bln yen in May, the MoF said in a statement.
Japanese investors bought a net 176.7 bln yen of offshore equities in June after purchasing a net 329.4 bln yen in May.
Domestic investors boosted net purchases of offshore bonds to 1.04 trln yen in June from 635.2 bln yen in May.
In the first half to June, foreign investors bought a net 3.61 trln yen of Japanese equities, compared with net sales of 81.1 bln yen a year earlier.
Offshore investors bought a net 4.72 trln yen of domestic bonds in the half, after purchasing a net 4.20 trln yen in the corresponding period last year.
Japanese investors bought a net 411.1 bln yen of offshore equities in the first half after purchasing a net 450.7 bln yen the previous year.
Domestic investors bought a net 2.69 trln yen of offshore bonds in the half, compared with net purchases of 3.24 trln yen the previous year.

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