Foreigners buy C$10.6 bln of Canadian securities in April
June 16 (Reuters) - - Foreign investors bought a net C$10.60 billion ($8.01 billion) in Canadian securities in April, mainly in government debt, after buying C$15.05 billion in securities in March, Statistics Canada said on Friday.
Canadian investors sold a net C$9.87 billion worth of foreign securities, led by foreign debt and equities, which was the largest divestment since January 2006. That followed a C$15.42 billion net purchase of securities in March.
Net foreign investment in Canadian securities (blns of Canadian dollars)
Apr Mar(rev) Mar(prev)
Total +10.602 +15.053 +15.131
Bonds +12.968 +8.861 +8.859
Stocks -1.274 +3.248 +3.328
Money markets -1.092 +2.944 +2.944
Net Canadian investment in foreign securities (blns of Canadian Continued...