TASS, April 16. Russia in February reduced investments in securities of the U.S. government up to $93,8 billion In January it amounted to $96,9 billion, according to published Monday by the U.S. Treasury data.
According to the Ministry, for the whole of 2017 most of the investments made by Russia in may – $108,7 billion.
At the moment, Russia is on 16th place among the countries of investment in bonds of the U.S. government. First place is China, who invested in these assets of $1.178 trillion. In second place is Japan – $1,060 trillion. In third place is Ireland – $314 billion.
Foreign state owned in February 2018 U.S. securities for a total amount of $6,292 trillion, while in February 2017, the same figure was $6,013 trillion.
Us government bonds are owned by foreign legal and natural persons as well as companies, funds and private investors. Trade allows the U.S. government to public spending in terms of large budget deficits. U.S. Treasury obligations are considered the most reliable securities from those that are sold in global financial markets, though not the most profitable.