Saudi buying of U.S. Treasuries has soared since Trump election

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By Liz McCormick
Bloomberg News
Sunday, June 30, 2019

By now, President Donald Trump's bromance with Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is well documented. The platitudes and chummy photo-ops. The billions of dollars in U.S. arms sales. And, of course, the willingness to brush aside evidence implicating the crown prince in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

But what's gone largely unnoticed is just how enthusiastic the kingdom has been in snapping up America's debt.

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After aggressively culling its holdings of U.S. government debt for most of 2016, Saudi Arabia has amassed an even larger position since Trump's election in November that year. Based on the latest reported figures, the nation nearly doubled its ownership of Treasuries to $177 billion. No major foreign creditor has ramped up its lending to the U.S. faster. ...

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