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It was brought up by Lord Lister in another thread.

Why are we holding $279 billion in US treasury bonds?

Why did our stock of these bonds increase by $98.7 billion between December 2009 and March 2010?

This is our money why is it we are holding these bonds?

Answers very much appreciated.

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This gets dragged up every few months.

It's because London is a financial hub, we have no idea who the actual holders are just that they bought them through institutions based in London.

No conspiracy theory, just boring banking.

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This gets dragged up every few months.

It's because London is a financial hub, we have no idea who the actual holders are just that they bought them through institutions based in London.

No conspiracy theory, just boring banking.

Cheers, I thought it was only governments and not private buyers, I guess it's both.

Why do they list the nationalities of the bond holders?

If I were to buy US bonds tomorrow would I have to declare my nationality or is it simply assumed because I buy them in London they are UK held bonds?

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Why do they list the nationalities of the bond holders?

If I were to buy US bonds tomorrow would I have to declare my nationality or is it simply assumed because I buy them in London they are UK held bonds?

1. No idea.

2. Yes.

Even if you buy them in London and then sell them on in Hong Kong it still shows up as UK held.

I wondered the same as you a couple of years ago when they shot up loads, I thought Gordon might have been buying £100's of billions of US treasuries as a way of shorting the pound, but no such luck.

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