Russia Reduced Investments in US Government Bonds

In November 2021, Russia continued to reduce investments in US government debt securities to $2.4 billion after $3.7 billion at the beginning of the month, which follows from the data of the US Treasury.  

The reduction has been going on for several months in a row. Thus, in August, Moscow owned US government securities worth $4,004 billion. Now, long-term bonds amount to $101 million in the portfolio, and short-term bonds amount to $2.308 billion.

As noted, Russia is not among the largest holders of American debt, and its investments in the amount of $96 billion began to decrease sharply in 2018 amid the imposition of sanctions. Japan and China hold the most US bonds, 1.34 and 1.081 trillion dollars, respectively (according to the results of last autumn). Next go the UK, Luxembourg, and Ireland.

In turn, according to FinMarket, the ruble is moderately strengthening against the dual currency basket due to rising oil prices and increased investor interest in risky assets, while the US dollar has marked a decline and the Euro was moderately weakening at the start of trading on the Moscow Exchange on the morning of January 18 of this year.

Ru-Main, 19.01.2022
Source: RIA Novosti 

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