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Japan remains largest foreign holder of US Treasurys for 3rd straight month

Japan remained the biggest foreign holder of U.S. Treasurys for the third month in a row in August, raising its holdings to $1.175 trillion from $1.131 trillion in July, according to latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department.

China's holdings continued to decline in August, falling to $1.104 trillion from $1.110 trillion in the previous month.

In August, foreign accounts reduced their holdings of long-term U.S. securities by $41.9 billion.

Net foreign sales of long-term securities totaled $41.1 billion in August, taking into account transactions in both foreign and U.S. securities.