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China cuts U.S. treasuries holding in August

Staff Writer | October 19, 2016
China, the top buyer of U.S. Treasury securities, cut its holding in August for three months running, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed.
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China shed its treasuries holding by $33.7 billion in August, with the total holding down to $1.1851 trillion . It has cut its treasuries holding for three consecutive months.

Japan, the second largest foreign holder of U.S. treasuries, also cut its holding by $10.6 billion dollars to $1.144 trillion dollars in August.

By the end of August, overall foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities dropped to $6.1964 trillion from July's 6.2479 trillion dollars.