Iraq increases US Treasury bond holdings


2019/08/16 09:06:48

The acquisition of the State of Iraq of US Treasury bonds during the month of June 2019, by 30.94%, year on year.

According to Treasury data, Iraq’s holdings of US bonds increased to $ 34.7 billion, up from $ 26.5 billion in June 2018.

Iraq bought US $ 300 million in June.

On a monthly basis, Iraq’s ownership of US bonds rose marginally by 0.87% in June 2019, compared to the $ 34.4 billion in May of the same year.

The ownership of Iraq has increased US bonds since the beginning of this year, about $ 100 million; compared to its ownership at the end of 2018, which was $ 34.6 billion.

Iraq ranked 31st globally among the holders of US Treasury bonds and the fourth in the Arab world, after Saudi Arabia, which ranks 11 globally and first Arab at $ 179.6 billion, the United Arab Emirates ranked 22 globally and the second Arab at $ 51.5 billion, and Kuwait ranked 27 globally and third $ 44.4 billion.

The reversal of the US bond yield curve raised fears of a US recession as government debt yields fell for 30 years to an all-time low.

Globally, Japan took the top spot with US $ 1.122 trillion in bonds, followed by China with $ 1.112 trillion and the UK with $ 341.1 billion.

The world’s total holdings of US Treasury bonds in June were $ 6.636 trillion, compared with $ 6.539 trillion in May.

https://www.shafaaq.com/ar/%D8%A7%D9%82%D8%AA%D8%B5%D9%80%D8%A7%D8%AF/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%8A%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%AF-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%AD%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B2%D8%A9-%D8%B3%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D8%B2%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A9/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s