Nation keeps big US holding

Updated: 2012-05-02 13:15

(China Daily)

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China, the largest foreign lender to the United States, held $1.73 trillion in US securities by June 30, 2011, according to the annual report issued by the Treasury Department.

Japan maintained its place as the US' second-largest lender, with $1.59 trillion in US securities.

Total foreign holdings of US securities were $12.4 trillion at the end of June last year, according to the report.

China Daily - Agencies