Foreigners buy $9.27 billion of Canadian securities in February
April 17 (Reuters) - - Foreign investment in Canadian securities rose to C$9.27 billion ($7.63 billion) in February from C$5.75 billion in January, mainly due to foreign purchases of federal government bonds, Statistics Canada said on Friday.
Canadian investors bought C$9.35 billion worth of foreign securities following a C$10.81 billion sell-off in January, led by investments in foreign debt securities including U.S. Treasury bonds.
Net foreign investment in Canadian securities (blns of Canadian dollars)
Feb Jan(rev) Jan(prev)
Total +9.271 +5.750 +5.732
Bonds +9.902 +10.493 +10.489
Stocks +1.594 +1.006 +1.006
Money markets -2.226 -5.750 -5.764
Net Canadian investment in foreign securities (blns of Canadian Continued...