FOREIGNERS BOUGHT NET R1.481 BILLION SA BONDS

Foreigners were net buyers of R1.481 billion worth of South African bonds including repurchase agreements in the week ended 15 January, after net sales of R1.041 billion worth of local bonds the week before, figures from the Bond Exchange of South Africa show.

This brought net purchases, including repurchase agreements for 2010 year to date to R0.439 billion.

In 2009 foreigners were net sellers of bonds, including repurchase agreements, of R2.424 billion.

In 2008 foreigners were net sellers of R40.729 billion worth of South African bonds, including repurchase transactions.

Foreigners were net buyers of R126.9 million worth of South African bonds excluding repurchase agreements last week after net sales of R1.037 billion worth of local bonds the week before.

This brought net sales excluding repurchase agreements for 2010 to date to R910.3 million.

In 2009, foreigners were net buyers of bonds excluding repurchase agreements of R27.346 billion.

Foreigners were net buyers of local bonds to the tune of a revised R6.594 billion in 2007, including repurchase agreements, after net purchases of R31.997 billion in 2006 and net sales of R7.106 billion worth of local bonds in 2005.

Source: www.busrep.co.za, 20100118

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