December 15, 2017 / 9:19 PM / in 6 months

Foreigners buy long-term U.S. assets for 4th straight month in Oct -Treasury

NEW YORK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Foreigners bought long-term U.S. securities for a fourth straight month in October, data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Friday.

Offshore investors purchased $23.2 billion in long-term U.S assets after buying $90.9 billion the previous month. Including shorter-dated securities, overseas investors bought $151.2 billion in October, after selling $42.6 billion in September.

The report also showed China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries increased to $1.189 trillion in October, from $1.180 trillion the month before. (Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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