JAPAN DATA: China sold a net Y243.5 billion in Japanese short-term
bills in December after selling a net Y127.3 billion in November,
marking the second straight net sales, data released today by Japan’s
Ministry of Finance showed. China, meantime, bought a net Y66.1 billion
worth of Japanese bonds following net buying of Y46.0 billion in the
previous month, the third straight month of net buying, the MOF data
showed.