Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt up in JuneStaff writer ▼ | August 19, 2014
Foreign buyers continued to increase their holdings of U.S. Treasury securities for an 11th straight month in June, but the two largest overseas holders trimmed their shares, the U.S. Treasury Department said.
Record high The Treasury International Capital report
China, the largest foreign buyer of the Treasury debt, cut its holdings by $2.5 billion to $1.2684 trillion, while Japan, the second largest, reduced 600 million to $1.2195 trillion, the report showed.
Belgium, the No. 3 investor, bought $1.7 billion of Treasury bills to $364.1 billion. Russia increased its holdings by $2.5 billion to 113.9 billion. ■