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Japanese investors shed foreign securities, most in 10 months

Rising interest rates and stock market drop in US spark selloff

TOKYO -- Japanese investors were net sellers of foreign securities in the week through Feb. 10 by the largest margin since April, as they let go of U.S. bonds amid rising long-term rates there.

From Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, domestic investors sold 876.1 billion yen ($8.16 billion) more foreign securities than they bought, Ministry of Finance statistics show. They were net sellers of long-term foreign bonds by 973.2 billion yen.

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