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U.S. Portfolio Holdings of Foreign Securities Rose in 2011

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities rose at the end of 2011 from a year earlier, with the largest investments made in debt and equities from the U.K., Canada, Cayman Islands and Japan.

Total holdings were $6.84 trillion on Dec. 31, 2011, compared with $6.76 trillion at the end of 2010, according to final data released by the Treasury in Washington today.

The U.K. and the other three countries attracted 43 percent of total U.S. portfolio investment, with British securities topping the list at $989 billion, according to a statement from the Treasury.

The survey is taken by the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and the New York Fed. The Treasury Department released a preliminary estimate on Aug. 31.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kasia Klimasinska in Washington at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Chris Wellisz at

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