By Yali N'Diaye
OTTAWA (MNI) - Foreign investors' acquisitions of bonds focused on
federal government debt in February, which attracted C$10.5 billion, the
largest such purchases since May 2010, leading overall foreign
investments in Canadian securities over the month, Statistics Canada's
data indicated Friday.
Foreign investors acquired C$9.3 billion in Canadian securities in
February, up from C$5.8 billion in January.
Investments in Canadian debt securities rose C$7.7 billion, while
they were up C$1.6 billion for equities.
Meanwhile, Canadian investments in foreign securities resumed in
February, to the tune of C$9.4 billion, following a C$10.8 billion
divestment in January.
Canadians bought C$6.8 billion in foreign debt, with U.S.