Posted by: youngragingbull | March 1, 2013

Japan top foreign holder of U.S. assets again

Japan has overtaken China as the top foreign holder of U.S. assets, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday.

Japan owned $1.84 trillion of U.S. equities, long-term debt and short-term securities at the end of June 2012, the department said. China holds $1.59 trillion.

This is the first time that Japan has held the top spot since 2008.

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  1. Side Note: Others in the top 5 include Cayman Islands, UK and Luxembourg.


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