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China holdings of US debt at $1.15 trillion

Posted By admin On March 1, 2012 @ 4:15 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
March 1, 2012

China cut its holdings of US debt by $118 billion as its own reserves fell in the fourth quarter, newly revised US Treasury figures showed Wednesday.

China’s holdings of US Treasury securities fell 9.3 percent from September to December to $1.1529 trillion — with most of the fall coming apparently in the final month of the quarter, according to the revised Treasury data.

In addition, US Treasury bonds held by Chinese territory Hong Kong totalled $121.7 billion in December, up $10.1 billion from September.

The new data showed Japan closing in on China’s ranking as the top foreign investor in US debt.

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[2] China’s holdings of US debt larger than reported: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinas-holdings-of-us-debt-larger-than-reported.html

[3] U.S. Treasury: China Has Decreased Its Holdings of U.S. Debt: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-treasury-china-has-decreased-its-holdings-of-u-s-debt.html

[4] China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-has-divested-97-percent-of-its-holdings-in-u-s-treasury-bills.html

[5] Fed’s Holdings of U.S. Gov’t Debt Hit Record $1,696,691,000,000; Up 257% Under Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fed%e2%80%99s-holdings-of-u-s-govt-debt-hit-record-1696691000000-up-257-under-obama.html

[6] China’s holding of US bonds drops first time in 11 months: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinas-holding-of-us-bonds-drops-first-time-in-11-months.html

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