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Foreigners Turn Net Sellers of Japanese Stocks

Foreigners Turn Net Sellers of Japanese Stocks

   Tokyo, Feb. 23 (Jiji Press)--Foreign investors turned net sellers of Japanese stocks for the first time in two weeks last week, a Tokyo Stock Exchange report showed Thursday.
   Their selling excess came to 76,309 million yen, against the prior week's net buying of 137,151 million yen, according to the report on stock transactions via 52 brokerage firms on Japan's two major stock exchanges--the TSE and the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
   In the week, the key 225-issue Nikkei average on the TSE lost 144.31 points, or 0.74 pct, to close at 19,234.62 last Friday.
   Following is a breakdown of stock transactions by investment group in millions of yen:

                          (Feb. 13-17)                    (Feb. 6-10)

                   Sell       Buy         Net                Net
Foreigners       8,150,166   8,073,857   -76,309             137,151
Individuals       2,576,997   2,589,210    12,212            -175,420
(Among Institutions)
   Trust Banks                            -53,943
   Other Banks                            -15,851
   Investment Trusts                      -11,718

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