Foreigners buy $16.55bln in Canadian securities in May

Canadian investors bought a net C$13.37 billion worth of foreign securities, led by both U.S. and non-U.S. shares

  

Foreign investors bought a net C$22.41 billion ($16.55 billion) in Canadian securities in May, led by federal government short-term bonds, following a revised C$49.03 billion total purchase in April, Statistics Canada said on Thursday.

Canadian investors bought a net C$13.37 billion worth of foreign securities, led by both U.S. and non-U.S. shares.

($1=$1.3537 Canadian)

(Reporting by Dale Smith and Kelsey Johnson in Ottawa; 1-613-235-6745)

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