Foreign demand for long-term U.S. assets still weak in Jan - Treasury

NEW YORK Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:08am EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreigners sold $2.5 billion in long-term U.S. assets in January, compared with revised outflows of $51.1 billion the previous month, data from the U.S. Treasury showed on Tuesday.

Including short-dated assets such as bills, overseas investors bought $83 billion in January, from revised outflows of $126.7 billion in December.

(Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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