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China cuts its holding of U.S. treasuries to $1.2 trillion

Staff writer ▼ | May 17, 2016
China, the top buyer of U.S. Treasury securities, cut its holding in March, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed.
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Finance   The latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department:
China reduced its holding of the treasuries by $7.7 billion to $1.2446 trillion in March, following an increase of $14.4 billion in February.

Japan, the second largest foreign holder of U.S. treasuries, increased its holding by 4 billion dollars to $1.1371 trillion in March.

In March, overall foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rose to $6.287 trillion from February's $6.2362 trillion.