June 15, 2018 / 8:12 PM / 5 months ago

Foreigners sell U.S. Treasuries for second month in April: data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreigners sold Treasuries for a second consecutive month in April, as holdings of central banks and government institutions declined, data from the Treasury Department showed on Friday.

Overseas investors sold $4.78 billion in U.S. Treasuries in April, following outflows of $4.92 billion the previous month.

Data also showed China’s holdings of Treasuries declined to $1.18 trillion in April after posting increases in March and February.

Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

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