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FPIs pump in Rs 19,700 cr into markets in Nov, inflows hit 8-month high

This is the highest net investment by FPIs since March, when they had poured in Rs 30,906 crore in the equity market

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Foreign investors pumped over Rs 19,700 crore into the country's stock in November, the highest in eight months, mainly due to government's plan to recapitalise PSU banks and surge in India's ranking in the World Bank's In addition, such investors put in Rs 530 crore in the during the period under review. According to depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) invested a net amount of Rs 19,728 crore in equities last month. This is the highest net investment by since March, when they had poured in Rs 30,906 crore in the market. It has been a tremendous journey for the Indian in 2017.

After taking a break from buying into Indian equities in August and September, bought equities in abundance in November. The strong inflow could be largely attributed to the government's decision to recapitalise public-sector banks, which is expected to enhance lending and propel economic growth, said Morningstar India's senior analyst manager (research) Himanshu Srivastava. "This is particularly seen as a positive step after the questions have been raised from various quarters on the government's ability to effectively implement economic reforms. Further, the slow pace of economic growth was also believed to be due to rising non-performing assets (NPAs) problem in public sector banks, hence this decision provided a much-needed impetus to to again look back at Indian space," he added. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced the PSU bank recapitalisation plan of Rs 2,11,000 crore, out of which Rs 1,35,000 crore will come from recapitalisation bonds, and the rest from and budgetary support. Additionally, the about India faring well in the World Bank's Ease of Business index and a jump in core sector growth also turned the tide in India's favour, Srivastava said. India gained 30 places in the World Bank's index for 2018 to 100th among 190 nations. "These (bank's recapitalisation plan and world bank's ranking) and positive developments in the recent times provided a much-needed breather to who were concerned about the short-term impact of demonetisation and goods and services tax (GST) on the domestic economy and sluggish pace of economic recovery," he added. Yet another positive piece of has come from Moody's Investor Services, which upgraded its India rating by a notch to 'Baa2' from 'Baa3' with a stable outlook, citing improved economic growth prospects driven by the government reforms. Overall, have invested Rs 53,800 crore in equities so far in 2017 and another Rs 1.46 lakh crore in

First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 14:40 IST