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India among world's biggest stakeholders in US economy

September 05, 2013 15:49 IST

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Governments across the world buy, sell and deal in US assets, such as bonds, equities and bank debt. Through these deals, some nations have built a pretty big stake in American economy.

Let's take a look at countries holding biggest stake in American Treasury securities.

Source: treasury.gov

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Image: A man dressed as a destitute Uncle Sam begging for $12 trillion demonstrates in New York.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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China

Total assets: $1,275.8 billion

Overall rank: 1

China, the fastest-growing economy in the world, is the biggest buyer of American Treasury securities.

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Image: A view of Beijing at night.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters

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Japan

Total assets: $1083.4 billion

Overall rank: 2

Japan, one of the biggest economies in the world, is the second-largest buyer of American Treasury securities.

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Image: Mickey Mouse, top, performs atop a float at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, east of Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters

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Caribbean Banking Centres

Total assets: $290.8 billion

Overall rank: 3

Caribbean Banking Centres include Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles and Panama.

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Image: A pleasure power boat parallels the Bermuda coastline near Hamilton in Bermuda.
Photographs: Gary Cameron/Reuters

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Oil exporters

Total assets: $256.8 billion

Overall rank: 4

Oil exporters include Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Gabon, Libya and Nigeria.

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Image: A view of Manama in Bahrain.
Photographs: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

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Brazil

Total assets: $253.7 billion

Overall rank: 5

Brazil, one of the biggest economies in South America, owns more than $250 billion in US securities.

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Image: Tourists take pictures with the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in the background in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

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Taiwan

Total assets: $186.2 billion

Overall rank: 6

Taiwan, the 19th-largest economy in the world, is witnessing rapid growth and development.

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Image: Visitors walk in a yard filled with paper structures at Carton King Creativity Park in Taichung, central Taiwan.
Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
Tags: Taiwan , India , US

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Switzerland

Total assets: $180.4 billion

Overall rank: 7

Switzerland, one of the most attractive markets for investors, is a major producer and exporter of dairy products.

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Image: A view of Davos in Switzerland.
Photographs: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

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Belgium

Total assets: $176.1 billion

Overall rank: 8

Belgium, a highly globalised economy, has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

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Image: Tourists walk on Brussels's famous Grand Place, Belgium.
Photographs: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

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United Kingdom

Total assets: $162.6 billion

Overall rank: 9

United Kingdom, which is one of the most important financial centres in the world, owns more than $160 billion in US securities.

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Image: A view of Piccadilly Circus in central London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters

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Luxembourg

Total assets: $150.6 billion

Overall rank: 10

Luxembourg, a major attraction of foreign investors, is one of the richest countries in the world.

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Image: Petrusse River near old fortifications of Luxembourg.
Photographs: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

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Russia

Total assets: $138.0 billion

Overall rank: 11

Russia, which has large reserves of oil and gas, is witnessing an economic boom.

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Image: A view of Palace Square in St Petersburg during a snowstorm, Russia.
Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters
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Hong Kong

Total assets: $124.2 billion

Overall rank: 12

Hong Kong, one of the biggest financial centres in the world, is a major global export hub.

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Image: An aerial view of the Legislative Council building, centre, in Hong Kong's central business district.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Ireland

Total assets: $121.2 billion

Overall rank: 13

Ireland, whose economy relies heavily on services and high-tech industries, is a big trading nation.

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Image: A man looks at a window display of jewellery on Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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Singapore

Total assets: $85.4 billion

Overall rank: 14

Singapore, one of the world's biggest financial centres, is a major export hub.

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Image: A view shows the skyline of Singapore's Financial District.
Photographs: Tim Chong/Reuters

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Norway

Total assets: $75.7 billion

Overall rank: 15

Norway, which has huge oil and gas reserves, is one of the richest nations in the world.

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Image: Royal Palace at the end of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo, Norway.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
Tags: Norway , India , US

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Canada

Total assets: $64.8 billion

Overall rank: 16

Canada, one of the most developed nations in the world, has a booming trade business with the United States.

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Image: A view on the Montreal skyline from Mont-Royal mountain, Canada.
Photographs: Shaun Best/Reuters
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Mexico

Total assets: $64.5 billion

Overall rank: 17

Mexico, which also has a booming trade business with its neighbour the United States, has an export-oriented economy.

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Image: Ice skaters on an ice skating rink in Mexico City's historic Zocalo Square.
Photographs: Edgard Garrido/Reuters
Tags: Mexico , India

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India

Total assets: $61.2 billion

Overall rank: 18

India, which is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, has been investing a lot in the United States in recent years.

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Image: Pigeons fly as clouds gather over New Delhi's Connaught Place.
Photographs: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Reuters

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Germany

Total assets: $59.3 billion

Overall rank: 19

Germany, an economic powerhouse of Europe, is one of the biggest exporters in the world.

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Image: Tourists Caro and Anna from Munich lie in a bed mounted to a rental bike as they ride along Friedrichstrasse in central Berlin, Germany.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters

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Turkey

Total assets: $59.1 billion

Overall rank: 20

Turkey, one of the fastest emerging nations, is a major trading partner of Europe.

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Image: A view of Istanbul's financial district, Turkey.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

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France

Total assets: $51.8 billion

Overall rank: 21

France, one of the richest countries in the world, relies heavily on export and tourism.

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Image: An aerial view shows the Sacre Coeur Basilica and rooftops of residential buildings on Montmartre in Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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South Korea

Total assets: $51.2 billion

Overall rank: 22

South Korea, one of the most developed countries in the world, is a major exporter of electronics and technology.

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen in Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Thailand

Total assets: $50.2 billion

Overall rank: 23

Thailand, one of the fastest developing countries in the world, relies heavily on tourism and export industries.

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles on road in Bangkok, Thailand.
Photographs: Kerek Wongsa/Reuters

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The Philippines

Total assets: $37.1 billion

Overall rank: 24

The Philippines, which is projected to be the 14th-largest economy in the world by 2050, is an exporter of semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment and fruits.

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Image: A night view of Manila's Makati financial district.
Photographs: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters

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Australia

Total assets: $33.9 billion

Overall rank: 25

Australia, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, is a major exporter of minerals, foodstuff and dairy products.


Image: An outdoor shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia.
Photographs: Mick Tsikas/Reuters

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