Net purchases by private foreign investors were $63.2 billion, while net purchases by foreign official institutions
were $0.5 billion.
Net sales by private foreign investors were $17.3 billion, while net purchases by foreign official institutions
were $35.9 billion.
By 2006 (the peak of the US housing bubble), foreign official institutions
held about one-third of the stock of US Treasuries outstanding, approximately twice the amount held by the Fed.
The total volume of US debt sold by foreign official institutions
in December hit its one-month record highest of $48.11 bln.
-- Sovereign wealth funds and foreign official institutions
"Foreign official institutions
are likely to be particularly loath to sell Treasuries," Citigroup analysts Todd Elmer, Steve Englander and Greg Anderson wrote in a report.
billion, and net purchases by foreign official institutions
were USD 17.5
government, to the public, to financial institutions, and to foreign official institutions
, including playing a major role in operating the nation's payments system.
As a policymaker in Washington, serving in a variety of jobs at the Treasury and the Federal Reserve, I have been exposed to the flow of confidential intelligence on the condition of financial institutions, the settings of policy instruments, contingency plans for a wide array of conceivable emergencies, the views of other agencies, and the operations of foreign official institutions
. I have routinely participated in meetings with other officials and staff members of the Federal Reserve, the Congress, the Treasury, and banking and securities regulators, as well as representatives of foreign governments and international institutions.
Net purchases by private foreign investors were $70.0 billion, while net purchases by foreign official institutions
were $7.2 billion.
Net purchases by private foreign investors were $33.8 billion, while net purchases by foreign official institutions
were $1.0 billion.
liabilities to foreign official institutions
for an increase in world reserves was seen to be inconsistent in the long run with maintaining the convertibility of the dollar into gold.