OTTAWA -- Statistics Canada says non-resident investors acquired $1.2 billion of Canadian securities in March, led by investment in government bonds.
The agency says the purchases of bonds were largely moderated by continued reductions in foreign holdings of money market instruments.
It says Canadian investors added $3.8 billion of foreign securities to their holdings in March, following a $4.3 billion acquisition in February.
Foreign investment in Canadian bonds reached $5.2 billion in March. Overall, foreign investors bought $25.2 billion of Canadian bonds in the first quarter of 2013.
-- The Canadian Press