“Russia in September decreased investments in Treasury bills U.S. $1.5 billion

– Russia in September 2017 reduced investments in Treasury bonds (US Treasuries), according to a study of the U.S. Treasury.

Investment in US Treasuries fell by $1.5 billion to $103.9 billion In August they increased by $2.3 billion in July and $200 million in June decreased by $5.8 billion, and it grew for five consecutive months (from $86.1 billion in December to $108,7 billion in may).

In 2013, Russian investments in US Treasuries exceeded $150 billion, then, on the background of deteriorating relations with the Western countries because of Ukrainian conflict, a period of reduction in investment. In some months Russia sold US Treasury bonds worth about $20-25 billion.

In the list of the largest creditors of the USA and Russia in September has occupied 15-e a place.

China retains first place in the list of the largest holders of us debt in September, has reduced investment in US Treasuries by $19.7 billion to $1 trillion 180,8 billion Japan, who is in the list the second place, reduced investments by $5.7 billion to $1 trillion 96 billion.

In third place is Ireland with a value of $310,8 billion, followed by Brazil ($of 272.8 billion), then the Cayman Islands ($267,6 billion). The top 10 holders of US Treasuries also includes Switzerland, UK, Luxembourg, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The total volume of investments of non-residents in US Treasuries in September rose to $6 trillion 323,5 billion from $6 trillion 269,8 billion in August. Of this amount, $4 trillion of 70.4 billion owned by governments or Central banks of foreign States.

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