NEW YORK Nov 28 Foreign central bank holdings
of U.S. debt fell last week, Federal Reserve data showed on
The Fed said its holdings of Treasury and agency debt kept
for overseas central banks fell $7.48 billion in the week ended
Nov 26, to stand at a total of $2.492 trillion.
The breakdown of custody holdings showed overseas central
banks increased their Treasury debt holdings by $5.81 billion
to stand at a total $1.620 trillion.
The foreign institutions reduced their holdings of
securities from government-sponsored agencies like Fannie Mae
FNM.N and Freddie Mac FRE.N, by $13.29 billion to their
holdings, to stand at a total $871.76 billion.
Overseas central banks, particularly those in Asia, have
been huge buyers of U.S. debt in recent years, and own over a
quarter of marketable Treasuries.
The full Fed report can be found on:
(Reporting by Ellen Freilich;)