Less than 24 hours after headlines rang around the world proclaiming China would "slow purchases" of US Treasuries, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange, SAFE, pushes back on the report, saying it is "fake news."

As Blooomberg reports, SAFE says its investment in Treasuries is based on market conditions and its needs, and adds that it always diversifies investment of FX reverses.

Additionally, SAFE says the earlier report may have quoted a wrong source.

US 10Y Yields immediately tumbled 2bps, well below the pre-China-headlines levels from this morning...

 

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