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Ireland Stands Out in Treasury Holdings That Exceed Economy

  • Investors in the nation owned $264.3 billion as of March
  • U.S. revises figures to show Caribbean, OPEC holdings
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Deep Dive: Foreign Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Climb

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Ireland emerged as America’s fourth-largest creditor following China, Japan and the Cayman Islands after the U.S. government revised the way it reports the figures.

Investors in the European nation owned $264.3 billion of Treasuries at the end of March, based on official data issued Monday -- less than $1 billion off a record high of $265.1 billion in December. China is the biggest holder of the U.S. bonds with a $1.24 trillion stake. Japan is next with $1.14 trillion, followed by the Cayman Islands with $265 billion.