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China remains largest foreign holder of US Treasuries
By Xinhua
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 11:40 By Xinhua

A bundle of US dollar banknotes is seen being counted at an Indonesian money changer's office in Jakarta on Aug 27, 2015. (ADEK BERRY / AFP)

WASHINGTON - China's holdings of US Treasuries increased for a second consecutive month in January to US$1.126 trillion, according to data released Friday by the US Department of the Treasury.

Combined, China and Japan hold more than a third of the total foreign holdings of US Treasuries

China, which remains the largest foreign holder of US Treasuries, held US$1.123 trillion of US Treasuries in December, a slight rebound after a six-month decreasing streak.

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In the meantime, Japan's holdings of US Treasuries increased to US$1.069 trillion in January, up from the US$1.042-trillion level in December.

Combined, China and Japan hold more than a third of the total foreign holdings of U.S. Treasuries.

When aggregating net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities and banking flows, the result was a US$143.7-billion net foreign outflow of US securities in January, a surge from US$33.1 billion a month earlier, the data showed.

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