TOKYO, June 4 (Reuters) - Foreign investors bought a net 178.9 billion yen ($1.9 billion) of Japanese stocks last week, capital flows data from Japan's Ministry of Finance showed on Thursday.
Details of net investments were as follows (in billion yen). FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN JAPAN: (net)
stocks bonds bills May 24-30 178.9 -219.9 358.4 May 17-23 4.8r -271.5r -536.9 JAPANESE INVESTMENT ABROAD: (a minus sign indicates net selling and inflows of funds into Japan)
stocks bonds bills May 24-30 137.6 982.0 -66.3 May 17-23 76.8 641.1 79.4
- "r" notes revised figure
- As of January 2005, the ministry changed its calculation methods for weekly capital flows to match its Balance of Payments figures and previous data are not directly comparable.
- Bonds include beneficiary certificates.
- Figures are based on contracts and are rounded. (Reporting by Rika Otsuka; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)