RTTNews - Foreigners became net sellers of Japan-based stocks last week and became net buyers of Japan bonds and notes.

Japan's Ministry of Finance reported Thursday that foreign residents sold 140.2 billion yen more in Japan stocks than they purchased for the week of August 16 - 22, having been net buyers of stocks the previous four weeks.

Foreign residents bought a net 240.1 billion yen in Japan bonds and notes for the week, having been net sellers the preceding four weeks.

Japan residents, meanwhile, purchased a net 38.8 billion yen in foreign based stocks for the weeks, following two weeks as net sellers.

Japan residents were net buyers of foreign bonds and notes for a third straight week, having bought 545.3 billion more than they sold.

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