(In last paragraph, corrects to bought $24.39 billion in
Treasuries, not $29.85 billion; $13.5 billion in sales in
February, not revised $10.59 billion in sales)
May 15 Foreigners purchased long-term U.S.
securities for a third consecutive month in March, data from the
U.S. Treasury department showed on Monday.
Offshore investors purchased $59.8 billion in long-term U.S.
assets in March after buying revised $53.1 billion the preceding
However, they ended up being net sellers of U.S. assets with
the inclusion of shorter-dated securities, totaling $700 million
in March. This compared with a revised $13.2 billion in
purchases in February.
Foreign investors bought $24.39 billion in Treasuries in
March, compared with a revised $13.5 billion in sales in
(Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)