RPT-Foreigners buy hefty C$13.26 bln of Canadian securities in Oct

Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:33am EST
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Dec 17 (Reuters) - Foreigners acquired C$13.26 billion ($13.39 billion) of Canadian securities in October after adding C$14.12 billion in September, due mainly to heavy purchases of corporate and government bonds, Statistics Canada said on Friday. It was the third largest total so far this year.

Canadian investors bought C$3.19 billion worth of securities abroad, also focusing on bonds, in October.

Net foreign investment in Canadian securities (blns of Canadian dollars)

Oct Sept(rev) Sept(prev) Total +13.260 +14.117 +13.920

Bonds +15.489 +9.112 +9.112

Stocks/investment fund shares +0.745 +3.489 +3.293

Money markets -2.973 +1.515 +1.515

Net Canadian investment in foreign securities (blns of Canadian dollars)   Continued...