Foreigners buy C$10.6 bln of Canadian securities in April

Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:40am EDT
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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...