Japan’s Securities Transactions for Week Ended Mar. 12

By Sachiko Ishikawa

March 18 (Bloomberg) -- The following table shows weekly securities transactions based on reports from designated major investors from the Ministry of Finance.

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                    Mar. 12    Mar. 5   Feb. 26   Feb. 19   Feb. 12    Feb. 5
                      2010      2010      2010      2010      2010      2010
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                   --------------------------Yen Level-------------------------
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Total Net Flow     -1,081.0    -252.0     709.0     480.4    -735.4    -383.5
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Japanese investment abroad:
TOTAL, net              77.9     765.9     -24.0     410.4     579.2     192.8
  Bonds, net            -0.3     677.2      -3.5     374.0     454.1     -18.4
   Purchases         1,857.9   3,043.0   2,606.3   1,680.9   2,764.5   2,770.5
   Sales             1,858.2   2,365.8   2,609.8   1,307.0   2,310.4   2,788.9
  Stocks, net          -66.1     119.5      37.7     -28.8     115.5     201.3
   Purchases           367.3     443.7     430.3     299.5     400.7     495.0
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                    Mar. 12    Mar. 5   Feb. 26   Feb. 19   Feb. 12    Feb. 5
                      2010      2010      2010      2010      2010      2010
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   Sales               433.3     324.2     392.6     328.3     285.2     293.7
 Subtotal, net         -66.4     796.7      34.2     345.2     569.6     182.9
  Money Market, net    144.3     -30.8     -58.1      65.2       9.6      10.0
   Purchases           339.7      51.1      35.3     139.5      62.0      94.5
   Sales               195.5      81.9      93.5      74.3      52.5      84.5
Foreign investment in Japan:
TOTAL, net          -1,003.1     513.9     685.0     890.8    -156.2    -190.7
  Bonds, net          -135.1     462.4     376.6     310.5      31.8     -83.3
   Purchases         1,270.0   1,329.9   1,582.1   1,269.0     653.2   1,012.4
   Sales             1,405.1     867.4   1,205.5     958.5     621.4   1,095.7
  Stocks, net         -268.2     261.9      57.7      37.2     106.1      59.9
   Purchases         3,020.0   2,836.3   2,993.5   2,469.2   2,649.4   3,778.5
   Sales             3,288.1   2,574.4   2,935.8   2,432.0   2,543.3   3,718.6
 Subtotal, net        -403.3     724.3     434.3     347.6     137.9     -23.4
  Money Market, net   -599.8    -210.4     250.8     543.1    -294.1    -167.3
   Purchases         2,443.3   3,026.8   2,936.2   2,030.3   2,225.2   2,366.6
   Sales             3,043.1   3,237.1   2,685.5   1,487.2   2,519.3   2,533.8
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                    Mar. 12    Mar. 5   Feb. 26   Feb. 19   Feb. 12    Feb. 5
                      2010      2010      2010      2010      2010      2010
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                   ------------------Change From Previous Week-----------------
Japanese investment abroad:
TOTAL, net            -688.0     789.9    -434.4    -168.8     386.4    -772.6
  Bonds, net          -677.5     680.7    -377.5     -80.1     472.5    -914.1
   Purchases          -507.6    -244.0   1,302.8  -1,003.4    -478.5     404.7
   Sales            -1,185.1     436.7     925.4  -1,083.6      -6.0    -509.4
  Stocks, net         -185.6      81.8      66.5    -144.3     -85.8      75.5
   Purchases           109.1     -68.4      64.3      43.1      -8.5     -96.9
   Sales               -76.4      13.4     130.8    -101.2     -94.3     -21.4
 Subtotal, net        -863.1     762.5    -311.0    -224.4     386.7    -838.6
  Money Market, net    175.1      27.3    -123.3      55.6      -0.4      66.1
   Purchases           113.6     -11.6      19.2      21.8     -32.0     -75.0
   Sales               288.6      15.8    -104.2      77.5     -32.5      -8.9
Foreign investment in Japan:
TOTAL, net             -1517    -171.1    -205.8      1047      34.5       300
 Bonds, net           -597.5      85.8      66.1     278.7     115.1     155.2
  Purchases            -59.9    -252.2     313.1     615.8    -359.2     278.7
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                    Mar. 12    Mar. 5   Feb. 26   Feb. 19   Feb. 12    Feb. 5
                      2010      2010      2010      2010      2010      2010
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  Sales                537.7    -338.1     247.0     337.1    -474.3     123.4
 Stocks, net          -530.1     204.2      20.5     -68.9      46.2      93.3
  Purchases            183.7    -157.2     524.3    -180.2  -1,129.1     137.4
  Sales                713.7    -361.4     503.8    -111.3  -1,175.3      44.1
 Subtotal, net      -1,127.6     290.0      86.7     209.7     161.3     248.5
  Money Market, net   -389.4    -461.2    -292.3     837.2    -126.8      51.5
   Purchases          -583.5      90.6     905.9    -194.9    -141.4     210.9
   Sales              -194.0     551.6   1,198.3  -1,032.1     -14.5     159.4
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The top chart shows net foreign investment in Japanese bonds (GRAY) with (BLUE) showing net stocks investment. The bottom chart shows investment by Japanese in overseas bonds (GRAY) and the blue net stocks investment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note 1: Billions of yen. Note 2: Total net flow are net inflows into Japan. Short term bonds are not included before Januany 2005 figures. Note 3: Starting from January 2005, portfolio investments are classified based on the residence of issuers of securities, from the previous securities’ currency of denomination base. Note 4: Designated major investors indicates banks, securities companies, insurance companies and investment trust companies, etc, that were designated by the Minister of Finance in accordance with Article 21 of the Ministerial Ordinance Concerning Report on Foreign Exchange transactions.

SOURCE: Ministry of Finance http://www.mof.go.jp

To contact the reporter on this story: Sachiko Ishikawa in Tokyo at sishikawa8@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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