TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Foreign investors were net sellers of Japanese stocks last week for a second straight week, capital flows data from Japan's Ministry of Finance showed on Thursday.
They sold a net 239.6 billion yen of shares in the week through Sept. 29, the largest net selling since the week of May 6-12. The ministry revised the previous week's net purchases of 59.0 billion yen to net sales of 101.7 billion.
Japanese investors were net buyers of foreign bonds in the final week of the fiscal half-year period, purchasing 1.5424 trillion yen, the largest amount since August 2010.
Details of net investments were as follows (in billion yen).
FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN JAPAN: (net)
stocks bonds bills Sep 23 - Sep 29 -239.6 +298.0 +34.2 Sep 16 - Sep 22 -101.7r -651.1 +485.8
JAPANESE INVESTMENT ABROAD: (a minus sign indicates net selling and inflows of funds into Japan)
stocks bonds bills Sep 23 - Sep 29 -0.9 +1542.4 +31.0 Sep 16 - Sep 22 -66.8 -65.9r -34.1r Note: - "r" notes revised figure
- Bonds include beneficiary certificates.
- Figures are based on contracts and are rounded.
The MOF's capital flows data can be found in English at:
The MOF's portfolio flows data can be found in English at:
(Reporting by Tokyo Markets Team; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)
Keywords: JAPAN ECONOMY/CAPFLOW