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LONDON (MNI) - Despite electoral uncertainty, overseas investors
bought a record net amount of gilts in March, Bank of England data show.
Net overseas gilt purchases in March amounted to stg28.2 billion,
the highest amount on record. The remainder of the BOE's Bankstats and
Money and Credit data, published Friday, showed strong growth in
unsecured borrowing and little change in other headline aggregates.
The overseas gilt purchase data series started back in July 1982
and the previous peak was in September 2008, when purchases hit stg16.5
billion. Net gilt purchases were just stg7.6 billion in February.