May 10, 2018 / 8:51 AM / in 5 months

Japanese buying of Spanish bonds hit record high in March

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - Japanese investors bought a record 282.1 billion yen ($2.57 billion)of Spanish bonds in March, Japanese government data showed on Thursday, highlighting increased foreign demand for euro zone debt.

The net buying of Spanish bonds, surpassed a previous record of 199.7 bln yen marked in October 2005.

Overall, the data showed a continuation of buying of euro zone bonds. (Reporting by Hideyuki Sano in TOKYO; Writing by Dhara Ranasinghe in LONDON; Editing by Sujata Rao)

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