November 9, 2017
As of the end of August, according to the Treasury, entities in Mainland China owned $1,200,500,000,000 in U.S. Treasury securities.
The only other nation that came close to that was Japan. Entities located there owned $1,101,700,000,000 in U.S. Treasury securities as of the end of August.
Ireland was a distant third, with entities there owning $307,200,000,000 in U.S. Treasury securities.
But the Federal Reserve here in the United States owned far more in U.S. government debt than entities located in any foreign land.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:11 am