NEW YORK, Sept 22 Foreign central banks'
overall holdings of U.S. marketable securities at the Federal
Reserve fell in the latest week, data from the U.S. central
bank showed on Thursday.
The Fed said its holdings of U.S. securities kept for
overseas central banks fell $6.882 billion in the week ended
Sept 21, to stand at $3.456 trillion.
The breakdown of custody holdings showed overseas central
banks' holdings of Treasury debt fell by $7.754 billion to
stand at $2.722 trillion.
Foreign institutions' holdings of securities issued or
guaranteed by the biggest U.S. mortgage financing agencies,
including Fannie Mae FNMA.OB and Freddie Mac FMCC.OB, rose
$871 million to stand at $734.3 billion.
For balance sheet graphic: link.reuters.com/buf92k
Overseas central banks, particularly those in Asia, have
been huge buyers of U.S. debt in recent years, and own more
than a quarter of marketable Treasuries. China and Japan are
the biggest two foreign holders of Treasuries.
The full Fed report can be found on:
(Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss; Editing by Padraic