Russia cuts investments in U.S. bonds by $20 billion since 2014

The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

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Despite drop country still holds big quantity of U.S. debt securities.

Russian investments into American treasury bonds have decreased by $20 billion over the last year. This information comes from data recently published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

In November 2015 Russia held $88 billion in American bonds, while in November 2014 the amount was $108.1 billion. In April 2015 investments into American government bonds totaled $66.5 billion, however, after that the country started gradually increasing investments in them again. 

Russia takes 15th place worldwide in terms of the amount of American bonds it holds. The first place belongs to China: in November 2015 that country owned more than $1.2 trillion in bonds.

First published in Russian in RBC Daily.

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