By: Central News Agency
Washington, Oct. 30 (CNA) Investment from the United States in Taiwan equities totaled US$114 billion as of the end of 2014, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
According to the annual report on U.S. holdings of foreign securities, U.S. investors used all of the funds they moved into Taiwan for securities investment to buy equities instead of short-term and long term debts issued by Taiwanese firms. Long-term debt refers to instruments with a maturity of more than one year and short term debt refers to financial products with a maturity of one year or less, while equities are more liquid than debt and easier for investors to sell for cash. The U.S.
Treasury report said that U.S. investment in equities issued in Taiwan at the end of 2014 rose about US$4.2 billion from a year earlier. Taiwan ranked as the 21st-most favorable destination for U.S. securities investors, the report indicated. In the report, the U.S. Treasury said American investors had poured more than US$9.6 trillion into foreign securities as of the end of 2014, up from US$8.78 trillion a year earlier. [FULL STORY]