Investing.com - U.S. Treasury International Capital declined unexpectedly in November, as foreign demand for U.S. assets weakened, official data showed on Thursday.
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In a report, the U.S. Department of the Treasury said that net foreign sales of long-term securities totaled USD29.3 billion in November, compared to purchases of USD28.7 billion in October. Analysts had expected Treasury International Capital purchases to total USD42.3 billion in November.
Following the release of the data, the U.S. dollar remained lower against the euro, with EUR/USD adding 0.29% to trade at 1.3645.
Meanwhile, U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures pointed to a loss of 0.3% at the open, S&P 500 futures dipped 0.3%, while the Nasdaq 100 futures indicated a downtick of 0.25% at the open.