Who’s buying US debt?
Here’s a Reuters graphic answering this question, based on new Treasury sales data for September.
Here’s more from Reuters:
Foreigners fled from short-term U.S. assets in September as a budget battle in Washington raised fears the government could default on some obligations, though demand for longer-term securities rose, U.S. Treasury data showed on Monday.
The budget standoff that was building in September forced a partial government shutdown that lasted for the first 16 days of October. That dented the safe-haven status of U.S. Treasury bills and pushed yields up sharply on bills maturing toward the end of that month.